'Share Roads Responsibly, Watch for Motorcycles', shares Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Doyle Piwniuk.
The Manitoba government has proclaimed the month of May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month to promote motorcycle safety and remind all motorists to share the roads responsibly and exercise caution around motorcycles, Piwniuk announced today.
“Spring is the start of riding season as more motorcycles return to our streets, highways and roads,” said Piwniuk. “We remind all motorists that safe driving and riding practices should be exercised and to always be on alert and to share the roads with motorcyclists. All road users have the right to travel safely on our roadways.”
“It is not only important that motorists watch for motorcycles, but as well that motorcyclists be reminded of their responsibility to maintain that ‘safety bubble’ around them by being visible, maintaining safe traffic separations and riding at speeds appropriate for the unpredictable spring road conditions,” said Carolyn Peters, president, Coalition of Manitoba Motorcycle Groups (CMMG).
The Manitoba government will continue to work in partnership with organizations such as the CMMG to promote road safety across the province, noted the minister.