The month of May 2016 is Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month.
Today’s society is finding more citizens involved in motorcycling on the roads of our country; and,
Whereas, motorcyclists are roughly unprotected and therefore more prone to injury or death in a crash than other vehicle drivers; and,
Whereas, campaigns have helped inform riders and motorists alike on motorcycle safety issues to reduce motorcycle related risks, injuries, and, most of all, fatalities, through a comprehensive approach to motorcycle safety; and,
Whereas, it is the responsibility of all who put themselves behind the wheel, to become aware of motorcyclists, regarding them with the same respect as any other vehicle traveling the highways of this country; and it is the responsibility of riders and motorists alike to obey all traffic laws and safety rules; and,
Whereas, urging all citizens of our community to become aware of the inherent danger involved in operating a motorcycle, and for riders and motorists alike to give each other the mutual respect they deserve; now,
Therefore, I, Mayor Laura Hill, on behalf of the City Council, do hereby proclaim the month of May 2016, as Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month.