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Good day everyone.
As most are aware, motorcycling has become a growing sport in the Province Of Nova Scotia over the past years. There continues to be a growing passion for this sport. During the 2012 Motorcycle riding season Safety Services Nova Scotia and Access Nova Scotia have licensed more than 4500 new riders in the Province Of Nova Scotia.
With the introduction of 4,500 new riders and the current riding count of between 25,000 and 30,000 existing riders on our highways there arises the concerns of sharing the roads with other drivers including 4 wheel vehicles.
As part of our annual start to the Motorcycle riding season we are once again planning a May Motorcycle Awareness launch.
This year Safety Services Nova Scotia, Halifax Regional Police Integrated Traffic Unit, and The Province Of Nova Scotia would like to invite each of you to participate in this ceremony. The ceremony is to improve driver awareness of increased motorcycle traffic on Nova Scotia roads at this time of year.
The ceremony to launch May as Motorcycle Awareness Month will take place May 1,2013, 9:30am, located at Safety Services Nova Scotia’s office, 201 Brownlow Ave. Burnside, Dartmouth NS. Included in the launch will be the reading of the proclamation, proclaiming May as Motorcycle Awareness Month in the Province Of Nova Scotia. Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal will be on hand to read the proclamation to a cross section of motorcycle users and riders.
Designating May as Motorcycle Awareness Month will help all drivers realize the importance of being extra alert at this time of year.
“The number of motorcycles on Nova Scotia roads is increasing every year. To improve their safety on our highways motorcyclists should, if they haven’t already, take a training course and wear proper “HI VISIBILITY” riding equipment.
“It’s the motorcycle user who is most at risk in collisions, however it’s important to realize that motorcycle awareness is everyone’s responsibility. “All drivers need to be aware and look twice before proceeding from a stop or turn.”
We invite the media to attend to help us all in getting the word out to not only motorcyclists, but all highway users that we want our roads to be a safe place for all to enjoy.
In addition to the reading of the proclamation, Halifax Regional Police Integrated Traffic Unit will lead a short guided group ride through Burnside Park to help bring awareness to Motorcycle Safety.
Safety Services Nova Scotia will host a barbeque for all to enjoy.
More information on motorcycle safety and motorcycle safety training courses is available on the website of Safety Services Nova Scotia atwww.safetyservicesns.com .
I have also attached a motorcycle awareness document for your distribution, please pass this document and information along to all your co-workers, friends, families and motorcycle clubs, and invite them to participate on May 1st.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
I look forward to seeing each of you on May 1st to join together in making our highways safe for us all to enjoy.
Motorcycle Training Manager
Phone: (902) 454-9621 Ex 232
Fax: (902) 454-6027
201 Brownlow Ave, Unit 1, Dartmouth Nova Scotia, B3B1W2