Unfortunately, about two-thirds of collisions involving a motorcycle result in death or injury – this compares to about one in 10 deaths or injury for all motor vehicle collisions. When motorcycles crash, their riders lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle, and can suffer serious injuries or be killed.

When driving, please remember:

  • be aware of motorcyclists and give them the space they need; and
  • be cautious when driving near motorcyclists because motorcycles are less stable and visible than cars.

Motorcyclists can improve their own safety by doing the following:

  • ride defensively and avoid blindspots;
  • obtain the proper training - motorcycles demand a high degree of skill;
  • start out on a smaller bike if you’re a new driver and move up to a bigger bike when you have more experience;
  • focus on riding and nothing else. Riding takes all of your attention; and
  • wear the right gear, including a certified helmet, leathers, closed shoes and eye protection:

Quick facts

  • Between 2017 and 2021, 130 motorcyclists died and 2,528 were injured on Alberta roads over the five-year period.
  • As of March 31, 2024, there were 133,497 motorcycles registered in Alberta.

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