May proclaimed Motorcycle Awareness Month

May 9, 2014

The month of May has been proclaimed “Motorcycle Awareness Month,” in the City of Altus. Mayor David Webb signed the proclamation on Wednesday, April 30, to urge all motorists to join in an effort to improve safety and awareness on roadways.

Safety is the highest priority for the highways and streets of our City and State and Oklahoma is proud to be a national leader in motorcycle safety, education and awareness. Motorcycles are a common and economical means of transportation that reduces fuel consumption and road wear, and contributes in a significant way to the relief of traffic and parking congestion. It is especially meaningful that the citizens of Altus, be aware of motorcycles on the roadways and recognizes the importance of motorcycle safety.

The members of A.B.A.T.E. of Oklahoma, Inc. (A Brotherhood Aimed Toward Education), continually promote motorcycle safety, education, and awareness in high school drivers’ education programs and to the general public in Altus and Oklahoma, presenting motorcycle awareness programs to over 100,000 participants in Oklahoma over the past 5 years.

All motorcyclists should join A.B.A.T.E. of Oklahoma, Inc., in actively promoting the safe operation of motorcycles as well as promoting motorcycle safety, education, awareness and respect of the citizens of Altus and Oklahoma.

During the month of May, all roadway users should unite in the safe sharing of roadways within the City of Altus.

In recognition of 27 years of A.B.A.T.E. of Oklahoma, Inc., as well as over 615,000 registered motorcyclist statewide, and in recognition of the continued role Oklahoma serves as a leader in motorcycle safety, education and awareness.