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Motorcycle and Motor Scooter Awareness Month

May 1, 2024

WHEREAS, Alaska’s road systems provide some of the most beautiful views in the world, making Alaska an excellent location for motorcycle and motor scooter use; and

WHEREAS, many registered motorcyclists, who undergo extensive training and testing to obtain a license, call Alaska home and enjoy the roadways Alaska has to offer; and

WHEREAS, motorcyclists face a higher risk on the road than those operating standard vehicles, and statistics show that those operating standard vehicles are at fault in a majority of accidents involving a motorcycle or motor scooter; and

WHEREAS, it is imperative that motorists always exercise caution and stay alert while traveling on Alaska’s roads, and several Alaskan organizations work to provide the necessary resources for all motorists to be safe drivers; and

WHEREAS, the Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) partners with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF), whose mission is to ensure access to quality education and training and to advocate for a safer riding environment, and Alaska Bikers Advocating Training and Education (ABATE) helps support the DMV’s efforts by administering motorcyclist endorsement testing and offering courses on motorcycle handling and safety; and

WHEREAS, the efforts of DMV, MSF, and ABATE prepare motorcyclists for safe riding, however, an increase in awareness, caution, and observance by drivers is necessary to improve the safety of our roads for motorcyclists.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Mike Dunleavy, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ALASKA, do hereby proclaim May 2024 as:

Motorcycle and Motor Scooter Awareness Month

in Alaska and encourage all Alaskans to renew their commitment to safe driving practices, to watch for motorcyclists and motor scooters, and to be aware of all who share the road.

Dated: May 1, 2024