For your own safety, make sure you can be seen and signal your intentions. Wear a helmet as well as protective clothing with light, bright or fluorescent colours. When riding a motorcycle, it is essential that you can be seen.
Motorcyclists are hard to see. Due to the small size of your motorcycle, especially when viewed from the front, motorists may have difficulty seeing you. Do everything you can to be seen.
Preferably choose a light or brightly coloured motorcycle.
In addition to the mandatory headlights (projectors), add auxiliary lights. Place them:
Auxiliary lights help other drivers:
Left: The area of a motorcycle that is usually visible (the headlights)
Right: The visible area of a motorcycle once various auxiliary lights have been installed in order to greatly increase the motorcycle’s visual outline and, as a result, the motorcyclist’s safety.
A headlight, also known as a projector, helps motorcyclists see better.
A light, which is less intense, is used to:
Important: Adding lights helps others see you better, but does not make you see better!
Headlights and auxiliary lights must be installed in compliance with:
Visibility equipment such as headlights, lights and reflectors are essential to make you visible. When such equipment meets existing standards, you can be seen from a distance of at least 150 metres by the driver of an oncoming vehicle, even when you are stopped on the side of the roadway at night.
Be even more visible by adding a variable intensity headlight modulator to the motorcycle's high beams, low beams or both.
Transport Canada standards for this type of equipment specify the following: