Modes of Transportation – On a Motorcycle

“Info-Flash” Motorcycle Safety Video Clips

Several information clips on motorcycle safety were broadcast on the French-language TV station Télé-Mag between 2013 and 2016.

2016

A series of 8 French-language info clips on motorcycle safety were broadcast on Télé-Mag’s “AMS Moto” TV program between April and June 2016.

Helmets

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The first video clip explained the criteria for choosing a protective helmet and the consequences of using a non-compliant helmet.

Temperature

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Weather conditions vary depending on the season and the day. The second video clip described how sand, rain, leaves, and hot and cold weather affect motorcycles and how they handle.

Protective Gear

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What clothes should be worn on a motorcycle? What makes one type of clothing better-suited for motorcyclists than another? The third video clip answered these and related questions.

Speed Limits

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The fourth video clip explained how speed limits are set, how speed influences motorcyclists and their motorcycles and what the risks of speeding are.

Attitude

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The fifth video clip addressed two subjects: how to choose a motorcycle and the dangers related to certain attitudes motorcyclists may have.

Tires

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It is important to know how to choose the right tires according to the type of motorcycle and to be able to recognize signs of wear. The sixth video clip provided helpful information on how to do just that.

Visibility

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There are ways for motorcyclists to increase their visibility, including good road behaviour and using the right equipment. The seventh video clip showed motorcyclists how to become more visible on the road.

Thinking Ahead

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A high percentage of accidents are caused by driving errors. To avoid these situations, the best course of action is to think ahead. The eighth video clip provided tips to help motorcyclists be prepared for several scenarios.

2015

A series of 8 French-language info clips on motorcycle safety were broadcast on the Télé-Mag TV station between May and July 2015.

Helmets

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The first video clip explained the different safety standards for motorcycle helmets and how to choose a helmet that ensures maximum safety.

Protective Gear

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Clothing (jackets, pants, gloves) are important protective gear that should be carefully considered. The second video clip offered several tips on how to choose comfortable and safe protective gear.

Pitfalls of the Road

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Left turns, visibility, heavy vehicles, railway crossings and riding as a group are examples of the pitfalls described in the third video clip.

Trips Outside of Québec

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The fourth video clip provided important information to consider when planning a trip outside of Québec. The video discussed three-wheeled motorcycles (Class 6E), helmet regulations and insurance coverage.

Modified Headlights

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The fifth video clip reminded motorcyclists that they must pay careful attention to the applicable laws and standards when it comes to modifying a motorcycle’s lighting equipment.

Exhaust Systems

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The sixth video clip was broadcast during the third and final year of the pilot project on measuring noise levels generated by motorcycles, mopeds and scooters; it explained some of the rules concerning exhaust systems.

Training

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The seventh video clip outlined the main points of the new Road Safety Education Program – Operating a Motorcycle.

Emergency Manoeuvres

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The eighth video clip provided tips on how to avoid obstacles on the road and how to successfully carry out an emergency braking manoeuvre. The clip also explained counterbalancing and countersteering techniques.

2014

A series of 8 French-language info clips on motorcycle safety were broadcast on the Télé-Mag TV station during the summer of 2014.

Eye Protection

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The first video clip explained the different reasons why motorcyclists need to protect their eyes, and various ways in which they can do so. It gave tips on how to make an informed choice with regard to eye protection.

Motorcycle Trips

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The second video clip provided motorcyclists with an essential checklist to run through before heading off on a road trip. The laws and regulations of the place being visited, equipment, insurance and many other topics were addressed.

Staying Alert

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The risks and issues related to fatigue and distractions while riding a motorcycle were discussed in the third video clip. There are many sources of distraction when riding a motorcycle; remaining alert and concentrated is the key to safe driving.

Motorcycle Visibility

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The fourth video clip offered motorcyclists options to be properly visible on the road, including colourful clothes, motorcycles and helmets. Basic information regarding headlights and auxiliary lights was also included.

Left Turns and Intersections

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Nearly 40% of fatal collisions involving a motorcycle and an automobile occur at intersections, where motorists making a left turn cut off oncoming motorcyclists because they saw them either too late or not at all. The fifth video clip focused on ways for motorcyclists to avoid accidents at intersections.

Taking a Curve on a Motorcycle

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The sixth video clip provided several tips on how motorcyclists can improve their ability to take curves. The clip also explained counterbalancing and countersteering techniques.

Using Sound Level Meters to Measure Sound

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The seventh video clip provided an overview of the steps involved in using sound level meters to measure the exhaust system sound levels of motorcycles, mopeds and motorized scooters. Beginning in May 2013, several police forces used sound level meters to measure and monitor the sound levels of these vehicles, as part of a three-year pilot project. The purpose of the video clip was to inform motorcyclists and the general population of the pilot project.

Emergency Braking

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The eighth video clip explained emergency braking techniques, in a curve and in a straight line. It also offered advice on how to avoid emergency situations.

2013

A series of 6 French-language info clips on motorcycle safety were broadcast on the Télé-Mag TV station during the spring of 2013.

First Motorcycle

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The first video clip focused on the factors to consider before buying a motorcycle for the first time, including the type of motorcycle, cylinder capacity (cc), vehicle wear and the motorcycle’s weight, height and width.

Visibility

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The second video clip presented ways in which motorcyclists can make themselves more visible with the colour they choose for their motorcycle and protective gear, and their on-road behaviour.

Weather Conditions

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The third video clip reminded motorcyclists to remain vigilant when weather conditions are poor. Weather has significant impacts on visibility, tire traction, and comfort. Motorcyclists also need to watch out for pitfalls, such as sand, water, leaves and paint lines on the roadway.

Helmets

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The fourth video clip discussed the different types of protective helmets available, the minimum safety standards that apply in Québec and the factors to take into account to ensure that the helmet is safe and comfortable.

Abrasion Resistance

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The fifth video clip presented the best anti-abrasive materials for protective clothing and helmets. It is important for motorcyclists to consider how well-made and well-adjusted their protective gear is.

Tires

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The sixth video clip explained the factors to consider when buying motorcycle tires and how to determine tire condition and wear.