Governor Patrick Declares Motorcycle Awareness Period

Whereas The motorcycle has become an increasingly popular means of transportation for commuting, as well as for touring and recreation; and

Whereas There is a growing need for cooperation among drivers of automobiles, trucks, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians who use our streets and highways to reduce injuries and fatalities; and

Whereas It is critical for all Massachusetts citizens to increase their knowledge of the rules of the road and the rights and responsibilities or all roadway users; and

Whereas Numerous organizations are committed to making our streets and highways safe for all motor vehicle-related transportation, including the Governor's highway Safety Bureau, the Massachusetts Rider Education Program, the Registry of Motor Vehicles, the American Motorcyclists Association, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, the Massachusetts Motorcycle Association, and may motorcycle businesses and clubs in the Commonwealth,

Now, Therefore, I, Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim March 22th - April 30th, 2010, to be

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Period

And urge all the citizens of the Commonwealth to take cognizance of this event and participate fittingly in its observance.

Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston, this twenty-third day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand and eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the two hundred and thirtieth.

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