Police remind motorcyclists that safety comes first

Apr 14, 2016 | Life

Clare Jenkins and David Wilson

Toronto Police are reminding motorcycle riders — and drivers of other vehicles on the road — to be safe with the return of warmer weather.

Officers and school instructors gathered in the Learning Resource Commons (LRC) at Humber’s North Campus to host a Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Media Day on Thursday, an event they hope will show motorcyclists, young and old, that caution never goes out of style.

Motorcycle users’ skills can degrade over time, a press release said.

“Riding a motorcycle is based on perishable skills,” said the release. “Riders need to use them or lose them.”

Andy Hertel, the Program Manager of the Motorcycle Education and Training Solutions Program, said that motorcyclists get rusty over the winter months and many accidents happen because riders don’t practice their skills when the warm weather comes.

The event also aimed to remind drivers to be aware that motorcyclists are back on the streets and to look out for them.