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8 safety tips for riding a motorcycle

It’s officially Spring, which means motorcyclists are getting their bikes out of storage and ready to ride. If you’re one of them, take the time to brush up on your riding safety before hitting the road. A motorcycle is way more dangerous than a car. The cold reality is that motorcyclists are 30 times more likely to die in a crash than people in a car, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). And nearly half of all motorcycle deaths are the result of single-vehicle crashes.

Follow Grand River Transit’s guidelines to avoid injury while riding public transit

Grand River Transit is committed to passenger comfort and safety but they need your participation. For passenger security all buses include security cameras, emergency escape windows, manual door openers, fire extinguishers, and ceiling escape hatches.The terminals include security cameras, designated safe-waiting areas, emergency evacuation plans, and security staff on-site. Here are some guidelines to follow while riding Grand River Transit.

Roundabout driving safety

Kitchener-Waterloo has seen an increase in the number of roundabouts in the past few years, leaving drivers and pedestrians to learn how to navigate them safely. While they keep traffic moving more smoothly, many question whether or not they’re safer than traditional intersections.

Should you install a dashcam?

Dashboard cameras basically capture footage of what’s ahead of you while driving. The benefit is that if you’re in an accident, it could be caught on camera which eliminates any questions about what happened and who was at fault making insurance claims much easier.

“The camera provides more information for insurance purposes, giving insurance companies “real data that they can use to make proper decisions on claims,” said Kristine D’Arbelles, a CAA spokeswoman."

Ursula Lebana, owner of the Toronto-based Spytech store, said she has been selling dashboard cameras for a long time to car owners concerned about vandalism to their vehicles.


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