There have been eight motorcycle fatalities already in Nova Scotia this summer (according to their DOT), and a motorcycle advocacy group says this shows the government needs to change its safety campaign.
According to an article by the Canadian Press, Jimi Swinimer (president of the Bikers Down Society) believes the provincial government’s motorcycle safety campaign doesn’t work because it runs too early in the year. The government ran a safety campaign in Nova Scotia this year in the month of May, urging car drivers to watch out for motorcyclists.
Swinimer believes the campaign should run in June, because many riders aren’t on the roads earlier in the year because of the weather.
As well, he thinks the government needs more signs telling auto drivers to watch out for riders, as well as better training.