Now the warmer weather has arrived, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), is reminding motorists and bikers to look out for each other.
According to the organisation, summer is the time when the majority of motorcycle crashes occur, with seven motorcyclists injured every day in July and August. On average, 1,600 motorcyclists are injured and 37 are killed in 2,500 crashes every year in British Columbia.
The ICBC is urging everyone to expect more riders on the road and to share the roads safely with them.
“The most common contributing factors police assign to drivers who hit motorcyclists are distracted or inattentive driving and failing to yield right-of-way,” said the ICBC.
“It’s important that both drivers and riders practice safe driving to keep our communities safe.”