Michigan Secretary of State Awards Farmers Insurance for a Decade of Motorcycle Safety Awareness

Grand Rapids, MI (May 12, 2011) – Farmers Insurance welcomed Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson to their Caledonia campus on Thursday, May 12th, 2011 to receive a recognition award from the State of Michigan for Outstanding Performance in Motorcycle Safety. Secretary Johnson arrived on the campus riding a Harley-Davidson along-side Jack Hannigan, Executive Vice President of Farmers Independent Agent Operations and esteemed Farmers Employees and community members.

“I am pleased to present this award to Farmers Insurance for its role in training motorcyclists in western Michigan,” says Secretary of State Johnson. “For the last decade, Farmers has partnered with the Motorcycle Safety Program to provide parking lots for ranges, buildings for classrooms, storage space and other resources, all at no cost…I thank them for their continued support and dedication to motorcycle safety.”

For the past decade, Farmers has partnered with the Department of State Motorcycle Safety Program and Grand Rapids Community College to provide parking lots for motorcycle ranges, buildings for classrooms, storage space and other resources to conduct motorcycle safety courses.  Hannigan was presented with a plaque commemorating Farmers’ years of commitment to the Motorcycle safety.

“Farmers Insurance recognizes the importance of motorcycle safety and is proud to be a part of the continuing safety program on our campus here in Caledonia,” says Hannigan. “As an advocate for motorcycle safety awareness Farmers is honored to be recognized for continued years of service.  We look forward to supporting motorcycle safety awareness well into the future and making sure riders are as safe as possible on the road.”

Farmers is a trade name and may refer to Farmers Group, Inc. or the Farmers Exchanges, as the case may be. Farmers Group, Inc., a management and holding company, along with its subsidiaries, is wholly owned by the Zurich Financial Services Group.  The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders, and managed by Farmers Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information about Farmers, visit www.Farmers.com or www.Facebook.com/FarmersInsurance.

 

 

Florida Governor Rick Scott Proclaims May 2011 as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month


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.”