**** RCMP Media Release
Cst. Myers demonstrated the custom features of RCMP’s new motorcycles.
They help protect road users by giving a clear vantage point to identify motorists at risk of serious/fatal injury (FSI) (eg. not wearing a seat belt & driving distracted, 2 of the leading causes of FSIs).
The motorcycles have bluetooth radio control, bright LED lights and an extra loud horn / siren, as well as a helmet cam.
There are currently 6 of these bikes in Nova Scotia.
- The lighting system works off a 3-way toggle switch on the handle bars. This allows the operator to activate the lights without removing their hands from the handlebars. The lights cover 360 degrees of the motorcycle, so they are highly visible from all perspectives.
- The standard horn function has been replaced with a loud airhorn to get immediate public attention.
- The smaller vehicle size helps riders monitor roadways from a variety of perspectives and locations to ensure road safety.
- The radio has a speaker and microphone integrated into the helmet so the rider is always connected to other police and dispatch.
- Bluetooth is integrated with the mobile radio, allowing the rider to communicate without removing their hands from the handlebars.
- The propped up seat forces the rider upright and improves handling of the motorcycle.
- Decals clearly identify these as RCMP vehicles.