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DON'T TURN "MAY" INTO MAYHEM – MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS MONTH IS TIME TO SHARE THE ROAD
OTTAWA - With warmer weather and clear roads on the way, Motorcycle Awareness Month in May is a time for motorists and motorcyclists to be aware of one another and stay safe, says the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada.
"Motorcyclists will be out in force as the weather gets warmer, which makes May the perfect month for Motorcycle Awareness," says Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport. "All motorists are reminded to safely share the road with motorcycles to help keep our roads safe."
Kellee Irwin, Chair of the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada says "promoting the safety of motorcyclists to all drivers and vehicles on the road is the top priority for the month of May."
More than 670,000 licenced motorcycles and scooters are back on the roads each spring across Canada with over 52,000 new street-legal and off-road motorcycles sold each year.
"More and more Canadians are discovering motorcycling as a safe, convenient and affordable mode of transportation, says Irwin. Our goal is to educate all motorists on one another to keep the roads crash-free."
Irwin says safety campaigns such as Motorcycle Awareness Month play a big role in ensuring this trend continues. To ensure a safe riding season, the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada offers these tips for motorcyclists and other drivers:
Tips for Motorists
- Keep a safe distance when following a motorcycle – at least two seconds
- Motorcyclists use a full lane – treat them like all other vehicles
- Check mirrors and blind spots frequently – motorcycles can be hidden entirely in your blind spot
- Pay special attention at intersections where almost 50% of motorcycle collisions occur
Tips for Motorcyclists
- Keep a safe distance around you and maintain proper lane position
- Check your mirrors and blind spots frequently
- Be extra alert at intersections
- Be seen! Wear bright colours and reflective clothing, and ride with your lights on
- Be safe! Always wear an approved motorcycle helmet and protective gear
- Ride at your own comfort level, be aware of wildlife and road conditions
Motorcyclist Confederation of Canada
The Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC) is the national not-for-profit advocacy organization for the promotion of motorcycling interests "pursuing a better riding experience for all". For more information and to download your own Motorcycle Awareness Month safety poster, visit www.motorcycling.ca.
For more information or to arrange an interview with Kellee Irwin, please contact
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t: 613-241-3512 x 228
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2015 MOTORCYCLE & ATV SHOW – EDMONTON ROARING SUCCESS
EDMONTON, AB (January 28, 2015) – The Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance took place January 16-18, 2015 at the Expo Centre, Northlands.
Over 33,500 Central Albertans were treated to all the new makes and models of motorcycles, ATVs and scooters from all the major manufacturers. Some of this year`s standouts included Project Livewire™ an electric motorcycle showcased by Deeley Harley-Davidson®, the Polaris Slingshot , Ducati Scrambler and the 40th Anniversary of the Honda Gold Wing.
The ever popular SHE Rides Nite held on Friday, January 16th drew great crowds. The highlight of the evening was when five lucky ladies qualified to win a brand new Ninja EX300 courtesy of Echo Cycle, E & S Motorcycles and Canadian Kawasaki. Patti is now the proud owner of this amazing motorcycle valued at $6,000.
The Expo Centre played host to seven MX Freestyle and Street Stunt performances put on by Team Empire and the Evolution of Extreme Show throughout the weekend. The half hour show got everyone’s heart racing and was the highlight for many show goers.
Youngsters ages 6 to 12 took the opportunity to learn to ride in a supervised and controlled environment at the Yamaha Kids Riding Academy while parents snapped pictures and took video to document the unique experience. These learn to ride sessions are extremely popular and fill up quickly.
Our special guests, Valerie Thompson, seven time land speed record holder and Ethan Barkley, 14 time National Drag Racing Champion took time to sign autographs and chat with interested fans.
The excitement peaked on Sunday when all the Grand Prize qualifiers participated in an elimination style draw to determine the winner of the 2015 Triumph Bonneville Newchurch Commemorative Special Edition Motorcycle valued at $10,000. Margaret was the lucky winner of the Grand Prize provided by Triumph Canada and Echo Cycle.
Produced by Power Sport Services (PSS), the Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton boasts an impressive line-up of manufacturers including Arctic Cat, BMW Motorrad, BRP-CanAM, Deeley Harley-Davidson™, Ducati, Honda, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, Piaggio, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory and Yamaha, just to name a few.
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ABOUT POWER SPORT SERVICES
Power Sport Services (PSS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV). PSS owns and produces seven premiere motorcycle and ATV shows held annually in Moncton, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.
ABOUT DALTON TIMMIS INSURANCE
Headquartered in Ancaster, Ontario, the Dalton Timmis Insurance Group is known across Canada as an innovative brokerage that provides specialty Insurance products and programs, including its Home for Chrome Motorcycle division, Commercial, Transportation and Personal Insurance divisions. Dalton Timmis Insurance was ranked one of 8 Canadian Brokerages to make the top 150 Brokerages in the World in 2013 by Canadian Underwriter Magazine.
Founded more than 80 years ago, growing a business from the ground up has provided Dalton Timmis with a wealth of insurance knowledge and old-fashioned values. Today, they balance those values with leading-edge technology and innovative processes to form a winning combination.
Their Home for Chrome Motorcycle Division is the presenting sponsor of the Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto and Moncton Motorcycle Shows.
Power Sport Services
(403) 998-0447 (mobile)
|Power Sport Services, Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council & Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Coun cil
Jo-Anne Farquhar, Director of Communications
(416) 491-4449 (office)
(403) 238-3309 (office)
(403) 614-6697 (mobile)
Three-year sponsorship agreement with Dalton Timmis Insurance Group
"It is a real pleasure to welcome Dalton Timmis on board as presenting sponsor of the shows", said Robert Ramsay, President of Power Sport Services. "Working together, I am sure that we will continue to grow the shows to the benefit of everyone in the industry".
Dan Avon Vice President, Partner of Dalton Timmis Insurance Group: "We want to educate and provide the powersports industry with the best alternatives for coverage, competitiveness and levels of service. Working with the shows allows us to look forward to being able to deliver these items with a strong National presence."
About Power Sport Services:
Power Sport Services™ (PSS) is the operating name of the incorporated for profit company 8061246 Canada Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV).
Power Sport Services™ will focus on innovation and leading edge management of the motorcycle, ATV and power sport vehicle shows and the Open Road Powersport Insurance program.
About Dalton Timmis:
At Dalton Timmis Insurance Group we have decided to get rid of the box and deal with our clients and customers as uniquely as they are, on a one on one basis. Our staff is always searching markets and finding alternatives to make sure we are looking after YOU, our customer, and your best interests. We are your advocates and work on your behalf.
Dalton Timmis Insurance Group was formed in 1997 with the amalgamation of two Hamilton, Ontario area Insurance Brokerages. Dalton Insurance Company and Saunders and Timmis Insurance Company. Today, Dalton Timmis Insurance Group is known throughout the country as an Innovative Brokerage that provides specialty Insurance products and programs. For a quote, please follow the links bellow:
- Commercial Insurance
- Personal Insurance
- Home for Chrome Motorcycle Insurance
- Transportation Insurance
For more information, please contact:
General Manager of Shows
Power Sport Services
Vice President, Partner
Dalton Timmis Insurance Group