Ride to arrive – May is motorcycle safety month

B.C., BC Highway Patrol

2024-05-08 13:04 PDT

May is BC Highway Patrol’s motorcycle safety campaign month. With summer coming up fast, motorcycles will be enjoying the highways in higher volumes. Every year there are, on average, 2400 collisions involving motorcycles with June, July, and August being the most dangerous months for motorcycle riders.

To help prevent collisions and fatalities, BC Highway Patrol will have all patrol officers on hand from May 17 to May 21, 2024, as well as an abundance of overtime officers. National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day is May 18, 2024, and police across the country will be targeting impaired drivers and riders.

To be a safer rider this May:

A police officer standing next to a motorcycle 

View larger image: A police officer standing next to a motorcycle

We need to work together to eliminate fatal collisions, if you see someone driving or riding while distracted, excessively speeding, or if you suspect a driver or rider is impaired, please document the licence plate, if possible, and call your local police, says Corporal Melissa Jongema, BC Highway Patrol Media Relations Officer. Let’s ride to stay alive and to arrive safely to our long weekend destinations.

For motorcycle riding tips, see the following links:

BC Highway Patrol

Released by:

Cpl. Melissa Jongema
Media Relations Officer
BC Highway Patrol
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3
Office: 778-290-5761

Email: bchp_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: bc-cb.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/highway-patrol

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