Posted: April 8, 2010
*** UPDATED **** Action Item: Help Make May Motorcycle Awareness Month in Wisconsin
By ABATE of Wisconsin State Office
AJR-121 Introduced and Referred to Committee
A resolution to recognize May 2010 as motorcycle awareness month in Wisconsin was introduced yesterday and referred to committee on Rules. Call and write your legislators and ask them to support AJR-121 (Assembly Joint Resolution 121), the Motorcycle Awareness Resolution when it comes to the floor for a vote.
ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION 121 Relating to: proclaiming May 2010 as Motorcycle Awareness Month. 2010
04-07. A. Introduced by Representatives Strachota, Knodl, Benedict, LeMahieu, Petrowski, Mason, Kaufert, Davis, Hubler, Kestell, A. Ott, Zepnick, Kleefisch, Lothian, Schneider, Petersen, Ripp, Brooks, M. Williams, Kerkman and Steinbrink; cosponsored by Senators Lassa, Darling, Olsen, Wirch, Kanavas, Taylor, Harsdorf, Lehman, Schultz, Vinehout, Leibham, Hansen and Carpenter.
04-07. A. Read and referred to committee on Rules.
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Text of the proposed resolution follows:
Relating to: Proclaiming May 2010 as Motorcycle Awareness Month.
Whereas, many thousands of Wisconsin residents and visitors enjoy motorcycling as an energy efficient mode of transportation and as an enjoyable recreational activity; and
Whereas, May is nationally recognized as the month motorcycles become more prevalent on our streets and the need to be aware of their presence is of the utmost urgency; and
Whereas, due to the increased number of motorcycle on the roads and highways of our state and because motorcycle awareness and safety is a concern to all, it is appropriate to set aside a time to alert all motorists to the number of motorcycles on the roads and to help motorists become aware of the safety concerns of motorcyclists especially with regard to sharing the road with motorcycles; and
Whereas, this worthwhile observance provides all Wisconsin motorists with an opportunity to rededicate themselves to the highest standards of highway safety; and
Whereas, throughout Wisconsin, motorcyclists have been at the forefront of efforts to promote the wise and sensible use of this most enjoyable mode of travel; and
Whereas, it is important to recognize the need for awareness on the part of all drivers ensuring that they are made aware of the seasonal return of motorcyclists and are urged to be particularly alert and careful when approaching or over taking a motorcycle on the highway; and
Whereas, it is also important to honor motorcyclists' many contributions to the communities in which they live and ride and to remember those who have lost their lives in motorcycle accidents; now there be it
Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring,That the legislature hereby proclaims the month of May 2010 as Motorcycle Awareness Month; and be it further
Resolved Thatthe assembly chief clerk shall provide a copy of this joint resolution to A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments (ABATE) of Wisconsin, an organization that is actively promoting the safe operation, increased rider training, and increased motorist awareness of motorcycles.