The Manitoba government is hoping to remind drivers to keep an eye out for motorcycles on the road as the weather warms up, and has announced that May will be Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Doyle Piwniuk says this month is usually when the Coalition of Manitoba Motorcycle Groups (CMMG) reminds drivers to exercise more caution on the roads. By staying aware, we can keep drivers safe, as well as lower insurance costs.

"It is a sure sign of spring when motorcycles return to our streets, providing a practical, economical mode of transportation and an enjoyable way to travel," explains Piwniuk. "We encourage all motorists to share the roads responsibly. Always be on the lookout for motorcycles and maintain a safe distance from other vehicles and heed traffic signals. All road users have the right to travel safely on our roadways."

The government would also like motorcyclists to exercise safety, especially when going on the first few rides, as your skills may be rusty due to the winter.

He notes the Manitoba government will continue to work in partnership with CMMG and other organizations to promote road safety across the province.

For the press release from the provincial government, click here.