May is motorcycle awareness month in BC


2022-05-01 06:24 PDT

As the weather turns warmer and drier, motorcycle riders are firing up their two wheelers and heading out on the roads. Lillooet becomes a hot spot for riders doing the scenic circle route from the lower mainland up the Sea-to-Sky, and back down through the canyon.

Drivers should allow at least three to four seconds of following distance as motorcycles can stop much faster than a vehicle. Vehicle drivers should always scan intersections carefully, especially when turning left. A full shoulder check should be completed when changing lanes.

Riders should adjust their lane position to provide better visibility to other drivers, and also reduce their speed when approaching an intersection.
Six out of ten crashes involving a motorcycle in B.C. happen at an intersection. Driver distraction, failing to yield the right-of-way, and improper turning are the top factors for vehicles that collide with motorcycles.

Road safety is everyone’s responsibility. Whether driving a motorcycle, a passenger vehicle or commercial truck, or walking or riding a bike, people are asked to respect the rules of the road and consider the safety of other road users. It is important for all drivers to be aware of more motorcyclists on the road and to watch carefully, especially at night or in bad weather conditions.

Please visit the ICBC Motorcycle Road Safety for more tips for riders and drivers.
Person riding motorcycle through forested road 

Released by

Cst. Andrew Hodges

Media Relations Officer
Lillooet RCMP
317 Main St Lillooet BC V0K 1V0
Office: 250-256-4244


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