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Mesquite, TX – May 19, 2021 – On May 14, Mayor Bruce Archer declared May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Mesquite, presenting a proclamation to the Wolverines Motorcycle Club and urging all citizens to give motorcycle drivers the respect they deserved on the road.
Read the proclamation below.
WHEREAS, motorcycle riding is a popular form of transportation that reduces fuel consumption and road wear, and contributes in a significant way to the relief of traffic and parking congestion; and
WHEREAS, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation have named May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month; and
WHEREAS, states and motorcycle organizations across the country will be conducting a variety of activities to promote the importance of motorist awareness and safely sharing the road with motorcycles; and
WHEREAS, it is important that the drivers of all vehicles be aware of one another and learn to share the road and practice courtesy. Motorcyclists are roughly unprotected and more prone to injury or death in a crash than other vehicle drivers; 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. Roadway users should unite in the safe sharing of roadways to “Drive Like Your Family Lives Here”; and
WHEREAS, the Wolverines Motorcycle Club (MC) was founded in October 2000 and is based on a deep understanding of family, honesty, respect, brotherhood and perseverance.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Bruce Archer, Mayor of the City of Mesquite, do hereby proclaim the month of May 2021, as:
in the City of Mesquite, and urge all citizens to become aware of the inherent danger involved in operating a motorcycle and give the operator the respect on the road they deserve.
PROCLAIMED this 14th day of May 2021.