Council Proclaims May Motorcycle Awareness Month

Los Alamos National Laboratory Motorcycle Safety Committee Member Brett Chandler accepts a proclaimation, which establishes May as Motorcycle Awareness Month, from Councilor Katrina Schmidt Tuesday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Los Alamos County Council proclaimed May as Motorcycle Awareness Month Tuesday night during its regular meeting. Los Alamos National Laboratory Motorcylce Safety Committee Member Brett Chandler accepted the proclamation from Los Alamos County Councilor Katrina Schmidt.
The proclaim states:
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, and recognize the importance of motorcycle 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 most importantly, save lives;
NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the Council of the Incorporated County of Los Alamos, I do hereby proclaim the Month of May 2019 as
in Los Alamos County, and urge our citizens to be observant, courteous and knowledgeable about motorcycle usage in our community.
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