WHEREAS, today’s society is finding more citizens involved in motorcycling on the roads of our country; and
WHEREAS, motorcyclists are roughly unprotected and therefore more prone to injury or death in a crash than other vehicle drivers; and
WHEREAS, campaigns have helped inform riders and motorists alike on motorcycle safety issues to reduce motorcycle related risks, injuries, and, most of all, fatalities, through a comprehensive approach to motorcycle safety; and
WHEREAS, it is the responsibility of all who put themselves behind the wheel, to become aware of motorcyclists, regarding them with the same respect as any other vehicle traveling the highways of this country; and it is the responsibility of riders and motorists alike to obey all traffic laws and safety rules; and
WHEREAS, urging all citizens of our community to become aware of the inherent danger involved in operating a motorcycle, and for riders and motorists alike to give each other the mutual respect they deserve;
NOW, THEREFORE I, Paul Meriwether , Mayor of the City of Mount Pleasant, Texas do hereby proclaim the month of May, as Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month in this city. Further, I urge all residents to do their part to increase safety and awareness in our community.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand and caused the Seal of the City to be affixed this _________ day of ____________ in the year 2016