Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

By the Governor of Alabama
WHEREAS, the climate and scenery make motorcycle riding an attraction in the beautiful state of Alabama, and riders consider our roadways to be some of the best for riding; and
WHEREAS, motorcycles are increasingly used as a regular means of transportation; and
WHEREAS, the motorcycle is an energy-efficient vehicle that reduces fuel consumption, traffic and parking congestion; and
WHEREAS, the motorcycle is an important form of transportation for commuting, touring and recreation; and
WHEREAS, as a matter of safety, it is necessary to develop appropriate driving habits to handle these vehicles on Alabama roadways; and
WHEREAS, to prevent injuries and deaths on Alabama’s roadways, motorcyclists and motorists must be vigilant in their efforts to share the road and ensure the safety of everyone; and
WHEREAS, the International Women’s Motorcycle Club, Leather & Lace MC, is committed to increasing the safe operation of motorcycles by promoting rider safety education programs; their goal is to alert the motorists of the State of Alabama to share the road; and
WHEREAS, Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is designed to increase public awareness about motorcycles and to encourage their safe and proper use among motorcycle riders:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim May 2017, as
Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
in the State of Alabama.
Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 1st day of May 2017.
Kay Ivey