County Proclaims May Motorcycle Awareness Month

From left, Los Alamos National Laboratory Motorcycle Safety Committee Chair Pam Hottle,  Council Vice Chair Christine Chandler and Richard Sturgeon of a local motorcycle club hold up a proclamation declaring May as Motorcycle Awareness Month. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Staff Report


Members of the Los Alamos County Council unanimously declared May as Motorcycle Awareness Month during the regular Council meeting Tuesday night in Council Chambers.




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 2018 as



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