Windsor Police Launch a Motorcycle Safety Blitz

Update:

The Windsor Police Service held a news conference Friday to launch a motorcycle safety blitz.
The Windsor Police Service held a news conference Friday to launch a motorcycle safety blitz. (Windsor Police Service/Twitter)

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After two serious motorcycle collisions on the same day earlier this month, the Windsor Police Service is warning everyone who shares the road to take more care.

One of the two collisions on July 15 ended in death. Josh Bennett, 27, from Belle River changed lanes while riding in the westbound lane of Ojibway Parkway when he hit the back end of a truck July 15. He then veered off the road and “collided with a fixed object,” police said. He died days later.

Unless you're alone on the highway as a motorcyclist, there are numerous situations that can occur which will place your safeety in jepordy. photo by fightyourtickets.ca
Unless you’re alone on the highway as a motorcyclist, there are numerous situations that can occur which will place your safeety in jepordy. photo by fightyourtickets.ca

The have been two serious collisions involving motorcycles and resulting in serious injuries or death in Windsor in each of the last five years.

Row of motorcycles and scooters. photo by fightyourtickets.ca
Row of motorcycles and scooters. photo by fightyourtickets.ca

“Although we haven’t seen an increase in serious motorcycle related collisions we had two which occurred on the same day this year which prompted legitimate concerns from the community and the Windsor Police Service,” Windsor police spokesman Cst. Andrew Drouillard said in a statement.

Over the next two weeks, police will issue important road safety tips through Twitter and Facebook. The tips will focus on keeping the roadway safe for riders of motorcycles and drivers of vehicles.

“With an increasing number of motorcycle enthusiasts hitting the road during the nice summer weather months and during vacations we want to remind all motorists that it is the joint responsibility to keep the roadways safe,” Drouillard said.

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