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The White House recognizes May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

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“My administration remains committed to ensuring the safety of everyone who rides a motorcycle and everyone who travels across our country,” Biden wrote in the dated letter. 1st May, emphasizing the importance of personal protective equipment for motorcyclists, respect for the rules of the road, driving without alcohol or drugs, and for motorists to drive safely, to be aware of motorcyclists and to share the road . “All of us who ride America’s roads have an important role to play in ensuring a safe environment for motorcyclists.”

“We thank President Biden, Secretary Pete Buttigiegand the Department of Transportation for helping raise awareness about motorcyclists and motorcyclist safety,” said Erik Pritchard, President and CEO of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. “On behalf of motorcyclists across the country, we are grateful for the funding contained in the bipartisan Infrastructure Act to upgrade highways, roads and bridges.”

More riders are expected to be on the roads this year. Motorcycle and scooter sales rose 14.2% in 2021, the second consecutive year of growth, according to the Motorcycle Industry Council Retail Sales Reporting System, which compiles new data on motorcycle and scooter retail sales from 14 leading manufacturers and distributors in the United States.

“The Motorcycle Safety Foundation has worked closely with the Department of Transportation and the Biden administration to bring to the fore the issues facing motorcyclists,” said Scott Schlögel, senior vice president of government relations for MSF. “This administration has prioritized reducing road deaths and educating motorists, and we appreciate this presidential recognition being one of the many ways they are working to achieve that goal.”

Further advice for riders and riders can be found on the Motorcycle Safety Foundation websites: msf-usa.org and forcarddrivers.com. Users can also test their perception and knowledge with timed challenges and quizzes. (https://www.msf-usa.org/RiderPerception.aspx)

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation, the nation’s leading safety resource and advocate for motorcyclists, creates education and training systems for motorcyclists of all experience levels. For those looking to get into riding, formal motorcycle training, such as the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Training RiderRoutes, is one of the best ways to learn. The MSF also offers refresher courses and advanced skills courses for experienced riders.

ABOUT THE MOTORCYCLE SAFETY FOUNDATION
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation promotes safety through rider training and education, operator license testing, and public information programs. MSF works with federal government, state agencies, the military and others to provide training for all skill levels so that riders can enjoy safe and responsible motorcycling for a lifetime. The standards set by MSF have been recognized worldwide since 1973. MSF is a non-profit organization supported by American Honda Motor Co., Inc.; BMW Motorrad UNITED STATES; BRP, Inc.; Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Inc.; Indian motorcycle; Kawasaki Motors Corp., UNITED STATES; KTM North America, Inc.; Suzuki engine UNITED STATES, LLC; Triumph Motorcycles America; and Yamaha Motor Corporation, UNITED STATES For safety information or to register for an MSF Basic RiderRoutes near you, or to find out more about the many other MSF course offerings, visit MSF-USA.org or call (800) 446-9227.

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SOURCE Motorcycle Safety Foundation