2009-07-07 16:01 PDT
RCMP Traffic Services in British Columbia would like to remind all motorcyclists that with summer here, sun, long winding roads, and endless days make for idyllic riding days. However before jumping on the bike though,you need to remind yourself of some safety tips to help to keep you safe, while you enjoy our Beautiful BC highways.
Did you know that;
Motorcycle fatalities have increased by 76 per cent in British Columbia over the past 10 years. Inexperienced riders and riders who need to brush up on their riding skills are at the highest risk. While motorcyclists are estimated to make up about 1.5 per cent of insured vehicles in the province, they accounted for approximately 10 per cent of road fatalities. We strongly encourage all riders young and old to practice those skills regularly and participate in local schools to enhance your ability, it may save your life.
We want you to Live to Ride Another Day. While you're riding your motorcycle, follow ten simple rules.....
1. Learn and Practice
2. Obey the rules of the road.
3.Ride at appropriate speeds.
4. Watch out for left turning vehicles.
5. Stay focused.
6. Remember, to others you're invisible.
7. Dress as if you're planning to crash.
8. Ride Sober.
9. Be courteous.
10. Enjoy the Ride
Supt. Norm Gaumont
Officer in Charge
"E" Division Traffic Services
Sgt. Rob VERMEULEN
Media Relations Officer
"E" Div Strategic Communications
5255 Heather Street, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1K6