Reps. Walberg and Burgess Kick-Off Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
May 1, 2019
Washington, DC — Today Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) and Rep. Michael C. Burgess, MD (R-TX), joined by four fellow Members of Congress, introduced a resolution recognizing May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. As co-chairs of the Congressional Motorcycle Caucus, Reps. Burgess and Walberg support the more than 25 million Americans who ride a motorcycle each year and promote the safety of all who share the road.
“The start of spring means a growing number of riders in Michigan and beyond are out enjoying the open road and the benefits motorcycles bring,” said Rep. Walberg. “Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is an important opportunity to remind car and truck drivers to always be on the lookout for a nearby motorcycle and educate motorcyclists on safe operating procedures. We all share the road—riders and motorists alike—and we have a responsibility to ensure safety is on the top of everyone’s minds. Remember, look twice, save a life!”
“In 2008, I co-founded the Congressional Motorcycle Caucus with Rep. Gabby Giffords to stand alongside motorcycle riders in Texas and around the country. It is alarming that motorcycle deaths occur more frequently than fatalities in other vehicles. All of us can do our part to promote safe motorcycling and encourage all users to share the road,” said Rep. Burgess. “During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and throughout the year, we want to encourage support of not only motorcyclists, but also those interested in safety on our roads and highways – as well as the enjoyment of all that motorcycling has to offer.”