Nelson police are telling motorcyclists to ride safely this spring.

Motorcycle accident prompts safety tips from Nelson police

The Nelson Police Department is reminding motorcyclists to ride safely this spring after an accident last week.

The Nelson Police Department is reminding motorcyclists to ride safely this spring after an accident last week.

On Wednesday just after noon, the local police department, Nelson Fire and Rescue and the BC Ambulance Service were called to a single vehicle accident on Highway 6 and Ymir Road, near the Highway 3A exit.

A motorcyclist had lost control trying to change lanes to get onto the ext ramp. His bike slid approximately 50 metres before coming to a stop.

“Fortunately the rider was wearing proper protective equipment and received only minor injuries,” the police release stated. “Speed is believed to be a factor.”

On the heels of the accident, the police are issuing the following motorcycle riding safety tips:

A spring tune-up is a must – Be sure the tires have good pressure and there are no cracks; the battery is charged and working; the primary drive train and belts are properly adjusted; all the lights work; all fluids (oil, transmission, brake) are good and all cables are in good working order.

Take it easy the first time out – Remember that you haven’t been on your bike for probably five months and need to take it slow the first time out to shake off that winter rust. Take the time to go to a parking lot and practice some of the basic skills of riding before heading out.

Be realistic about the condition of the roads – How bad are the frost heaves and is there a lot of sand and salt still on the roads? Taking a corner that still has a lot of sand on the road can end up in a really bad crash when the back tire loses contact with the road.

 

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