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U.S. Senate Resolution raises visibility for motorcycle safety

Senators and Motorcycle Caucus Chairs Peters (MI) and Ernst (IA) introduced a bi-partisan resolution to designate May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

“Senators Peters and Ernst have long been champions of the motorcycle industry and we thank them for highlighting Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month by passing U.S. Senate Resolution 695. As riders themselves, the Senators have surely encountered instances of car and truck drivers encroaching on motorcycles when changing lanes or vehicles turning in front of motorcyclists due to a lack of attention.  May is a time when many riders are returning to the roads after the winter season and it is the perfect time to remind all road users to look out for motorcycles as we share the roads.”

Scott Schloegel, acting President & CEO of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and the Motorcycle Industry Council.

“My favorite way to travel across Michigan is by motorcycle, and keeping our roadways safe for all users is extremely important to me,” says Senator Peters. “I’m proud to introduce this resolution to acknowledge my fellow motorcyclists and help encourage all motorists to take the necessary steps to protect riders and everyone on our roads.”

“Some of my most cherished memories include motorcycles, from delivering messages as a young girl to my dad while he was working out in the fields to riding through the rolling hills of Northeast Iowa with family and friends,” says Senator Ernst. “As co-chair of the Motorcycle Caucus, I’m proud to share my love of riding and work to improve safety through helmet protection and passenger vehicle education this Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.”

At local, state, and federal levels, officials have introduced resolutions and proclamations to help keep motorcycle safety top of mind for everyone on the road and at the forefront of policymakers’ conversations. This U.S. Senate Resolution 695 and House Resolution 1179 are among several acknowledgments the MSF Government Relations team secured in 2024.

Here is a collection of some of the proclamations from across the country:

State of Michigan ProclamationState of Minnesota ProclamationCity of Raton, New Mexico ProclamationState of North Dakota Proclamation,  and State of West Virginia Proclamation.

Safety tips, booklets, and other reference materials are available at the Motorcycle Safety Foundation website,

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