Motorcycle safety event attracts congressional leaders

The Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) joined the co-chairs of the Congressional Motorcycle Safety Caucus, Department of Transportation Secretary Mary Peters, the U.S. Capitol Police and the American Motorcyclist Association at the U.S. capitol for an event that underlined motorcycle safety and May being Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, stated a MIC press release.

The event called for responsible riding from motorcyclists as well as increased awareness for riders by other motorists. U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess participated as a co-chair of the Congressional Motorcycle Safety Caucus and offered the importance of motorcycle safety.

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” he said. “For riders that means ride responsibly. For everyone else on the road, stay alert and don’t let dangerous distractions divert your attention from the road.”

Secretary Mary Peters recognized the responsibility each individual must take for motorcycle safety.

“As a biker myself, I know motorcycle safety begins and ends with riders taking personal responsibility,” she noted. “That means proper training, proper gear and a DOT-certified helmet every time you ride.”

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