The Ontario Provincial Police are issuing a safety reminder in an effort to curb the number of motorcycle fatalities.
So far in 2016 motorcycle collisions have claimed the lives of 23 drivers in the province with the most recent involving a transport truck in Essex.
OPP Sergeant Dave Rektor says the most frustrating part, is that these deaths are preventable.
“Motorists not checking properly at intersections, pulling in front of bikes and ending up with disastrous outcomes”
“Always do a double check, but primarily when your’re at an intersection or changing lanes, look for a motorcycle first.”
Rektor adds that with the majority of those being killed age 45 or older, it’s possible that these are people who are getting back into driving motorcycles or weekend enthusiasts.
The OPP suggests taking a safety course and honing your skills again before taking a motorcycle to the roadway.