FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MMA Announces 2010 Motorcycle Safety Awareness Proclamation
The Massachusetts Motorcycle Association (MMA) announced today to its membership that Governor Patrick has issued the 9th consecutive Motorcycle Safety Awareness Proclamation on behalf of the Motorcyclists of Massachusetts proclaiming March 22nd through April 30th 2010 as “Motorcycle Safety Awareness Period”.
“The beginning of the riding season in New England is especially important,” stated Doc D’Errico MMA Safety & Education Director, “the roads are still covered with sand and other motorists have largely forgotten what motorcycles look like – small objects moving very quickly instead of large lumbering snow plows.”
Since 2002, the MMA has worked closely with the office of the Massachusetts Governor to declare an annual Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Period. Governor Deval Patrick has once again extended that courtesy to Motorcyclists in the Commonwealth for 2010.
“Safety & Education is a critical part of the MMA’s mission”, commented Dave Condon, MMA Chairman, “the 2010 Proclamation is crucial to our vision of working closely with the Commonwealth to assure that the roads of Massachusetts are safer for all motorists, especially Motorcycles.”
“The Safety Awareness Period seems to work”, added D’Errico. “Road signs and Radio spots seem to help alert motorists to Motorcycles and the accident and fatality rates are significantly lower in the early part of the season. It’s our mission to continue to drive that awareness throughout the short Motorcycle season in Massachusetts.”
While it’s the responsibility of all motorists to share the road safely and courteously, a reminder that motorcycles are motorists, too, helps remind drivers of all vehicles, including motorcycles, to be more alert.
For More Information, see http://www.massmotorcycle.org or contact SafetyDirector@massmotorcycle.org