Motorcyclists continue to ride in freedom but also with danger.

Averaging at least one motorcyclist fatality every two days is not a good record. But that is the strange Ontario reality during the Covid-19 Pandemic in this month of May. The following list represents some of those killed although it may be not complete.

  1. On May 1st the OPP reported that a pick-up truck collided with two motorcycles on Wellington Road 19 at the Sixth Line. One of the motorcyclists was killed.
  2. On May 3rd a 30-year-old female motorcyclist was killed at the intersection of Dingman Drive and Highbury Ave in south London. Apparently there was no other vehicle involved the collision.
  3. On May 4th, a 22-year-old male was killed when his motorcycle collided with a vehicle near Jalna Boulevard and Poplar Crescent in London.
  4. On May 12th, a motorcyclist died in a single vehicle collision on Tapscott Road and Melford Drive in Scarborough.
  5. On May 13th a motorcycle collided with an SUV at the intersection of Huron County Road 12nd Hydro Line Road near Seaforth. The motorcyclist died at the collision scene.
  6. On May 16th, a motorcycle collided with a car at the intersection of Creditview Road and Sandalwood Parkway in Brampton. The motorcyclist died at the scene.
  7. On May 16th a 60-year-old male motorcyclist was killed when he collided with an SUV on Sunset Drive near Wilson Ave in St Thomas.
  8. On May 17th  a motorcyclist died when he was reportedly making a turn on Northey’s Bay Road in North Kawartha near Peterborough. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
  9. On May 17th a motorcyclist was killed in a single vehicle collision on Perth Line 87 near Listowel.

Ontario statistics indicate that there were 67 motorcyclists killed in 2017 and 57 in 2018 but those numbers are based on “preliminary” data while the final numbers have still not been released.

According the the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the U.S. 5229 motorcyclists were killed in 2017 and 4985 in 2018. This change represented a 4.7% drop in fatalities. Early estimates for 2019 indicate that there was a 1% drop in fatalities in comparison to 2018.