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October 27, 2017 4:19 pm

Motorcyclists and Drivers Reminded to Be Aware

Saturday, July 29, 2017 @ 10:31 AM

Prince George, B.C. –  It  is peak  vacation time,  and with the  pleasant weather,  more motorcyclists are on the  roads.  Their presence has ICBC  once again  calling on  riders and  drivers of  vehicles to  keep an eye out for each other.

Last year,47 motorcyclists were injured in 73 crashes in the Northern Interior region. On average, five motorcyclists are killed in crashes each year in the region.

60% of all  motorcycle crashes in the province involve another vehicle,   it is common for  the crash to  involve  a vehicle turning left in  front of an oncoming motorcycle.

Motorcycles are difficult to see, especially if you’re not looking for them. Last year in B.C., 1,600 motorcyclists were injured in 2,600 crashes.

The top contributing factors for drivers who hit motorcycles are distraction/inattention, failing to yield right-of-way and improper turning.

ICBC   is calling on drivers to share the road with motorcycles and if in doubt about  who has the right of  way,   yield to the  motorcycle.

As for motorcyclists, the  advice is to never assume a driver has seen  you,  and  make the best effort to stay out of a drivers blind spots.


I ride like every cager on the road is out to kill me. It has saved my life multiple times. All drivers have to do is actually pay attention. Unfortunately most people with drivers licences were only born with small fractions of the brain matter required to do so.

So what the bike riders acting like complete morons. Twice in the last two days I have seen crotch rockets accelerating and moving at extreme speed with young ladies on the back.

Hey what’s with those useless thin tiny dead brain buckets.

    The ride like morons so it’s okay to try to kill them? That’s some sound logic there.

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