MAY IS MOTORCYCLE SAFETY AWARENESS MONTH
Has YOUR Representative Signed on to H. Res. 339
Supporting the Goals of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month?
Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month officially got the green flag on May 1st in Washington, DC. This year Congress saddled up at the starting line to show their support by introducing H. Res. 339 which highlights the safety guidelines that all bikers should know by heart:
- Have a legal license
- Get motorcycle rider training
- Always wear a good quality DOT approved helmet
- Wear protective leather motorcycle riding gear, boots and gloves
- NEVER drink and ride
But H. Res. 339 goes an extra mile: focusing on the need for automobile drivers to not only share the road but also to be on the alert for motorcycle riders. In too many motorcycle accidents involving automobiles, the drivers stated that they didn’t see the motorcycle.
Really? Okay bikers, how can we change that?
- Use your headlights — even during daylight hours
- Wear helmets and gear with reflective red and white markings
Why red and white? Because these are the colors used in railroad crossing signs: automobile drivers associate them with danger. Respect your life: make your presence on the road easy to recognize and hard to ignore.
LET’S BRING THE NUMBER OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS DOWN.