Letters - Make motorcycle safety a priority



Neepawa Banner & Press

Whether on two, three or four wheels, all road users have the right to be safe on our public roadways, which is why Manitoba Public Insurance is again recognizing motorcycle safety awareness month, and encouraging all road users to share the road responsibly.

In an effort to heighten road safety awareness between drivers of vehicles and motorcyclists, Manitoba’s public auto insurer recently launched its annual “Look Twice” campaign.

With the motorcycle riding season now in full swing, it’s important that motorists remember to watch carefully for motorcyclists, particularly when making lane changes or left turns at intersections. Motorcyclists can also do their part by riding defensively, using safety equipment, and wearing reflective gear to be as visible as possible.

Last year in Manitoba, seven motorcyclists were killed on public roadways. This riding season, the goal is clear – to reduce that number to zero.

Ward Keith

Manitoba Public Insurance