Council Declares May Motorcycle Awareness Month

On behalf of the County Council, Councilor James Chrobocinski presents a proclamation declaring the Month of May as ‘Motorcycle Awareness Month’ in Los Alamos County to LANL Motorcycle Safety Committee Chair Richard Sturgeon and other motorcyclists during Tuesday’s County Council meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


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The Los Alamos County Council has declared May “Motorcycle Awareness Month” in Los Alamos County.


Councilor James Chrobocinski presented the proclamation to Richard Sturgeon and a group of local motorcyclists on behalf of the Council at Tuesday’s meeting.




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 2016 as




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