This can have a seriously detrimental effect on the Motorcycle Safety and Awareness grant that Washington State receives and reinvests in the motorcycle awareness campaigns. That campaign seems to be paying off; the number of fatal right of way violations and other vehicle caused crashes has been trending downward.
We need to get on the horn and call Senator Cantwell’s office today.
Ride Safely and Legislate Well,
National Call to Action: Federal Helmet Mandates
The Motorcycle Riders Foundation reports that the US Senate Committee on Commerce Science and Transportation will be marking up The Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2011 (S. 1449). This bill governs the National Highway Transportation Safety Administrations activities. This bill has the potential to greatly affect motorcyclists nationwide.
There are three provisions that specifically target motorcyclists.
Call your Senators and ask them to:
Call Now. Time is of the essence. Call you Senators via the capitol switch board at 202 224 3121.
Of key importance are the Senators on the committee you can contact them directly:
Senator Rockefeller-WV 202 224 6472
This is of extreme importance. Please call today, Tuesday, December 13th, 2011.
Do not hesitate to contact the MRF should you have any questions. 202 546 0983
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