Upcoming: Motorcycle Skills Challenge

Surrey

2023-05-18 08:19 PDT

The warmer weather has arrived and we are seeing more motorcycles on the road. In the past six weeks, in Surrey, there have been three fatal collisions involving motorcyclists. The number of fatalities in a short time is very concerning to Surrey RCMP. 

We all have a role to play in sharing the road safely. It is important that drivers pay attention, especially when changing lanes, and that riders leave room to ensure they are seen.

Surrey RCMP in partnership with ICBC is hosting a Motorcycle Skills Challenge where participants will have the opportunity to navigate a skills course. Police motorcycle riders will be there to provide tips and guidance to riders and help both new and experienced riders to develop valuable skills to stay safe on the roads.

When: May 28, 2023, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00p.m.
Where: Kwantlen Polytechnic University located at 12666 72 Avenue in the parking lot
Who: Open to all riders with a class 6 license, class 6 learners or class 8 with supervisor
Requirements: All riders are required to wear proper safety equipment and bring their own insured street legal motorcycle.

We are encouraging motorcyclists of all abilities to come and put their skills to the test, says, Sergeant Jason Barrett, Surrey RCMP Traffic Services. This is the place to push your limits, make mistakes and learn in a controlled environment with the guidance experienced motorcycle officers.

May 16-22, 2023, is also National Road Safety Week. This year’s theme is Take the Wheel, a popular expression that not only means to drive but also to take control. We want to remind people that they are in control of their driving and that they should be adopting safe driving behaviours to keep themselves, their passengers, other drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians safe.

Road safety information can be found at ICBC Road Safety.

For information on all upcoming events visit Surrey RCMP - Upcoming Events (rcmp-grc.gc.ca).

Released by

Cpl. Vanessa Munn

Media Relations Officer
Surrey RCMP
14355 57 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3X 1A9
Office: 604-599-7776

Email: surrey_media_relations@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: www.surreyrcmp.ca

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