News release

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Nova Scotia

The province is proclaiming May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month to help prevent fatalities and call driver attention to increased motorcycle traffic on Nova Scotia roads.

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Maurice Smith read the proclamation to a cross section of motorcycle drivers at a ceremony in Burnside today, May 1.

"Many motorcycles are back on the road after a winter off," said Mr. Smith. "We're asking all drivers, motorcyclist and those in vehicles, to be alert and especially careful as the use of motorcycles increases."
"We had eight motorcycle fatalities last year and have already had two this year," said Ed Snow of Safety Services Nova Scotia. "All drivers need to be aware, and look twice before proceeding from a stop or turn."

For more information on motorcycle safety and training courses, go to www.safetyservicesns.ca.

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The province is proclaiming May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month to help prevent fatalities and call driver attention to increased motorcycle traffic on Nova Scotia roads.

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Maurice Smith says drivers need to be alert and especially careful as the use of motorcycles increases at this time of year.

Ed Snow of Safety Services Nova Scotia says all drivers need to be aware and look twice before proceeding from a stop or turn.

More information on motorcycle safety and training courses is available on the Safety Services Nova Scotia website.

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Media Contacts:

Pam Menchenton
Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal 902-424-1750 E-mail:
Ed Snow
Safety Services Nova Scotia 902-497-6650 E-mail: