Tallahassee, FL, April 26, 2011 – ABATE of Florida, Inc., Florida’s largest Motorcycle Rights Organization,thanks Rick Scott, Florida’s newest Governor, for recognizing the large volume of motorcycles operating in Florida, and the safety and awareness concerns surrounding the dangers of motorists sharing the roadways with motorcycles. As has been the case over the last few decades, Florida’s Governor has again proclaimed this May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness month.
The 2011 Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month Proclamation states:
WHEREAS, Florida’s climate and scenery make motorcycle riding an attraction in the Sunshine State, and riders consider our roadways to be some of the nation’s best for riding.
WHEREAS, motorcycles are increasingly used as a regular means of transportation; and
WHEREAS, the motorcycle is an energy-efficient vehicle that reduces fuel consumption, traffic and parking congestion; and
WHEREAS, the motorcycle is an important form of transportation for commuting, touring and recreation; and
WHEREAS, as a matter of safety, it is necessary to develop appropriate driving habits to handle these vehicles on Florida roadways; and
WHEREAS, more than a million drivers in Florida have a motorcycle endorsement on their driver license; and
WHEREAS, to prevent injuries and deaths on Florida’s roadways, motorcyclists and motorists must be vigilant in their efforts to share the road and ensure the safety of everyone; and
WHEREAS, Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month raises public awareness for a lifetime of safe motorcycle riding
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Scott, Governor of the State of Florida, do hereby extend greetings and best wishes to all observing May 2011 as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.
”We welcome you to visit our website and see the many 2011 and past Proclamations from the State of Florida and many cities, towns, and counties throughout Florida. We hope the proclamation of May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month will continue to heighten motorists’ awareness of motorcycles on Florida’s roadways.”