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May 5, 2021

PROVINCE PROCLAIMS MONTH OF MAY AS MOTORCYCLE SAFETY AWARENESS MONTH

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Encouraging Motorist to Share Roadways Responsibly: Schuler

The Manitoba government has proclaimed the month of May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and reminds motorists to share the roads and look twice for motorcycles, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced today.

“Motorcycling offers a practical and economical method of transportation for everyday purposes, and is an enjoyable way to travel Manitoba’s roads and highways,” said Schuler. “We want to encourage all motorists using our roadways to share the roads responsibly, always look twice for motorcycles, keep your distance and watch for signals. Warmer weather brings out more motorcyclists, and we want all Manitobans to be safe and make sure they have a roundtrip, not a one-way trip.”

This year marks the 28th anniversary of the Coalition of Manitoba Motorcycle Groups (CMMG), which continues to advocate for greater safety for motorcycles on Manitoba’s roadways.

“The CMMG reminds motorcyclists and motorists that we all have a responsibility to help keep each other safe on our roads,” said Doug Houghton, president, CMMG. “Take a second look, check mirrors and blind spots, especially before turning or changing lanes. Be sure to allow extra room to avoid cutting off a motorcyclist and allow extra space when driving behind a motorcycle.”

The Manitoba government is committed to work in partnership with groups like the CMMG to promote safety on the province’s roadways, noted Schuler.

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