Calling attention to the dangers and vulnerabilities motorcyclists face on the road, especially during busy times like Memorial Day weekend, the Mayor and City Council designated May to be “Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month” in Fayetteville.
An official proclamation was presented during the May 3 Fayetteville City Council meeting.
“We encourage drivers to be aware of their surroundings on the road and to be conscientious of motorcycles that they share the road with,” said City Clerk Anne Barksdale.
Following is the full proclamation.
WHEREAS: Georgia’s climate and scenery are well-suited for motorcycle riding, and many riders consider our roadways to be some of the best in the nation; and
WHEREAS: Motorcycles are efficient vehicles that reduce fuel consumption and ease both parking and traffic congestion; and
WHEREAS: Motorcycles are increasingly used as a regular means of transportation for community, tourism and recreational purposes. There are more 200,000 registered motorcyclists in Georgia; and
WHEREAS: Motorcycles provide a unique vantage point from which to enjoy Georgia’s natural, historical, and cultural resources, and motorcyclebased tourism contributes to the state’s economy; and
WHEREAS: To prevent the injury or death of motorcyclists, all vehicle operators must practice proper driving procedures on Georgia’s roadways; and
WHEREAS: Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month provides an opportunity to encourage the safe and proper use of motorcycles; now
THEREFORE: I, Mayor Edward Johnson along with the City Council of Fayetteville do hereby proclaim the month of May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Fayetteville, and urge all citizens to join in this effort to promote awareness, mutual respect, and safety on our roads. SO PROCLAIMED THIS 3 rd day of May, 2018.