Grisanti Resolution Designates May As Motorcycle Safety And Awareness Month | News
Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today announced that by order of a resolution passed by the New York State Senate and signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, May shall be designated as Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month. As the number of motorcyclist increases there becomes a greater need to teach riders how to operate their machines safely and the general public needs to become more aware of the proper ways to safely share the road with bikers. This resolution is designed to remind the public that another riding season has started and that they should be alert to the presence of motorcycles on the streets and highways.
“I am pleased that May is now officially a month to celebrate those who ride motorcycles and teach greater understanding for all on how to share the road with those on bikes. There have already been a couple of fatal motorcycle accidents due to rusty skills, inexperience, poor judgment or poor riding habits. We must work to limit the number of fatalities for those who ride motorcycles,” said Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60). “Erie County had the dubious distinction of being 3rd in the state for the number of motorcycle fatalities. Decreasing this number is the ultimate goal of this educational and awareness program.”
This dedication of May as Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month is being rolled out today as it is the 23rd Annual Safety and Awareness Ride for Motorcyclists in Buffalo sponsored by the Buffalo branch of the American Bikers Aimed Toward Education (ABATE) of New York. This volunteer organization of individuals from diverse backgrounds comes together to ensure the motorcycling lifestyle is enjoyable for generations to come. The purpose of the organization is to improve road conditions by alerting the D.O.T. of dangerous conditions, to help prevent accidents through education both by courses for motorcyclists and awareness programs for all motorists, promote positive community relations through participation in activities that benefit the common welfare of the community and to promote political involvement of motorcyclists to ensure favorable legislation on issues of interest from insurance to licensing to noise levels and emissions.
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