Motorcycle safety: watching out for each other

August 26, 2022

Motorcycle safety: watching out for each other

Strathcona County is reminding all motorists to look out for each other, especially with the increased use of motorcycles during the warm summer months.

“Recently, our community has experienced the tragic loss of life and serious injury to loved ones riding motorcycles,” says Vito Disciglio, manager, Strathcona County Enforcement Services. “It is the responsibility of all drivers to be aware of traffic and to drive fully alert and with caution.”

Every year, dozens of motorcycle riders lose their lives in Alberta. According to the Alberta Motorcycle Safety Society, there were 20 deaths in motorcycle collisions in 2021 across Alberta, with 80 per cent of motorcycle collisions over the past two years occurring in rural areas.

This year, there have been seven collisions involving motorcycles within Strathcona County that have resulted in two fatalities, one major and two minor injuries. Of the seven collisions, two were property damage only collisions. Throughout 2021, there were seven non-fatal motorcycle collisions within Strathcona County.

While warmer weather brings extra enthusiasm to travel throughout the community, it is imperative for all drivers to look out for one another and follow the safety tips listed below.

Tips for vehicle drivers:

  • Share the road.
  • Do not drive distracted or impaired.
  • Take the time to check blind spots and mirrors.
  • Seasonal conditions, such as sun glare, can make a motorcycle hard to see. Take the extra time to look twice.

Tips for motorcycle riders:

  • Wear all proper safety riding attire, such as reflective materials.
  • Do not drive distracted or impaired.
  • Avoid riding in the blind spots of other vehicles.
  • Stay sharp and scan the road for hazards.

Strathcona County is committed to ensure its road safety planning, education and enforcement strategies create a safe transportation experience for all. Visit for more information.


Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595