TORONTO, May 27, 2013 /CNW/ - 85,000 members represented by the Motorcycle Confederation of Canada and the Canadian Motorcycle Association would support a zero blood alcohol level for all riders as an administrative regulation. Such measures have been successfully carried out for new drivers and for young drivers (21 and under for example in Ontario).
"If motorcycle riders ride while impaired they will most likely not reach home, even a short distance away. The first alcohol drink starts the effects on balance and coordination, critical for riding." David Stewart retired police officer and presenter at the conference.
A three point public policy statement released by MCC- Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada in January 2013 also called for other safety initiatives to lower the frequency crash rate for motorcycles especially towards car driver education in recognizing motorcycles on our roads.
Delegates at the 23rd. Canadian Multidisciplinary Road Safety Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Montreal May 26th - 29th. will hear presentations on this and similar legislative, scientific and program related concepts for improving road safety.
SOURCE: arrive alive DRIVE SOBER
For further information:
Dave Stewart, Safety Advocate CMA & MCC; phone #+1 416 524 1413.