LETHBRIDGE - It's that time of year when motorcycles are hitting city streets and
The motorcycle community of southern Alberta is coming together
to promote Motorcycle Awareness Month and is encouraging everyone to do their
part in creating the safest environment possible.
President of the
Southern Alberta Bikers Dallas Harty says the biggest thing motorists can do to
protect bikers is just pay attention. However, he says it's a two way street.
Those driving cars and trucks need to treat a motorbike like any other big
vehicle, double check blind spots and give space, while bikers need to dress to
be seen and protected, target open spaces and use proper signals.
Harty adds "there has been way too much tragedy involving motorbikes in the
last number of years and our whole goal is to cut back on the number of
tragedies we had, you know we lost a couple here a couple years ago, senselessly
left a couple young daughters behind and those are the kinds of things we need
Posted on Thursday, May 02, 2013 at 12/7/2013 2:57:18 PM
Source: Tristan Tuckett - Country 95 News