Senate recognizes May as Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month

Brown-sponsored resolution honors motorcycling community’s commitment to charity

Senators Sharon Brown and Jan Angel, sponsors of Senate Resolution 8671, with members of ABATE-Washington.

Sens. Sharon Brown and Jan Angel, sponsors of Senate Resolution 8671, with members of ABATE-WA.

The state Senate today adopted a measure recognizing the contributions of Washington’s motorcyclist community and officially declaring May Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month.

The resolution, introduced by Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, also mentions the important role the majority of motorcyclists’ organizations play in promoting motorcycle awareness and advocating for policies and procedures that help create safer communities for all.

“The motorcycling community is filled with people dedicated to charitable organizations and activities, and long-gone are the stereotypes of motorcycle groups,” said Brown. “Nowadays, motorcycle groups are extremely active in our communities. In my district, in particular, they have provided a number of safety programs. They help walk children back and forth to school, and hundreds of motorcyclists, like those of Bikers Against Child Abuse, band to support kids and other vulnerable groups all around the state.”

Members of ABATE-Washington, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting fair motorcycle legislation, were in attendance for the reading of the resolution.