To help keep motorcycle riders safe, government is teaming with Safety Services Nova Scotia by declaring May Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and reminding all drivers to be alert for more motorcycle traffic. “Our department works with Safety Services year after year to remind all drivers that motorcycle safety is a shared responsibility,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Geoff MacLellan. “Just one second of inattention can take a life.” “The number of motorcycles on Nova Scotia roads is increasing every year,” said Ed Snow of Safety Services Nova Scotia. “To improve their safety on our highways, motorcyclists should, if they haven’t already, take a training course and wear high-visibility riding equipment.” Mr. MacLellan drove a Spyder Roadster, borrowed from Safety Services Nova Scotia, to the ceremony in Burnside today, May 6. Safety Services Nova Scotia is offering a training course for the Spyder this year. In 2014, Safety Services Nova Scotia and Access Nova Scotia licensed more than 4,500 new riders among the more than 30,000 motorcycles registered in Nova Scotia. There were five motorcycle fatalities in the province last year. More information on motorcycle safety and training courses can be found at www.safetyservicesns.com .