Council Declares May Motorcycle Awareness Month

Richard Sturgeon addresses the Los Alamos County Council Tuesday in which he accepts a proclamation declaring the Month of May as Motorcycle Awareness Month in Los Alamos County. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Councilor Chris Chandler, third from right, presents a proclamation on behalf of the Council to Richard Sturgeon and members of the local motorcycle community, declaring the Month of May as Motorcycle Awareness Month in Los Alamos County. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

Staff Report  

 

During Tuesday’s regular meeting in Council Chambers, Los Alamos County Councilor Chris Chandler, third from right, presents a proclamation on behalf of the Council to Richard Sturgeon and members of the local motorcycle community, declaring the Month of May as Motorcycle Awareness Month in Los Alamos County.

 

Proclamation:

 

WHEREAS: Motorcycles are used as a regular means of transportation for commuting, touring and recreational use in and around Los Alamos County; and

 

WHEREAS: Our scenic roadways make Los Alamos a very popular destination for motorcyclists from around the country; and

 

WHEREAS: The safe operation of a motorcycle requires the use of acquired skills developed through a combination of training and experience, the use of good judgment, and thorough knowledge of traffic laws and licensing requirements; and

 

WHEREAS: It is imperative that our residents be aware, show consideration and share the road with motorcycles on our streets and state highways in the interest of public safety; and

 

WHEREAS: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has declared the month of May as “Motorcycle Awareness Month” and the Council wishes to join them in educating residents about the growing number of motorcyclists on Los Alamos County’s roadways – working together, we can prevent accidents and save lives;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the Council of the Incorporated County of Los Alamos, I do hereby proclaim the Month of May 2017 as

 

“MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS MONTH”

 

in Los Alamos County, and urge our citizens to be observant, courteous and knowledgeable about motorcycle usage in our community.   

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