Michigan Governor Whitmer Signs Motorcycle Safety Proclamation

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IRVINE, CA – May 23, 2024 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – With riding season underway, more and more motorcyclists are taking to Michigan roadways. In an effort to raise awareness of motorcycles and motorcyclists’ safety, Governor Whitmer signed a proclamation acknowledging May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. The proclamation encourages all drivers to “look twice” for motorcycles and encourages all riders to wear all the gear all the time and to get the proper training.

“There are more than half a million licensed motorcycle riders in Michigan,” said Scott Schloegel, acting President & CEO of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and the Motorcycle Industry Council. “As one of those registered MI riders myself, I want to thank Governor Whitmer and her administration for this proclamation and their work to raise awareness of motorcyclists riding on Michigan roadways. Motorcycles have smaller profiles than cars and it is vital that drivers look twice for us. Additionally, all riders need to ride in a safe and responsible manner.”

At local, state, and federal levels, officials have introduced resolutions and proclamations to help keep motorcycle safety top of mind for everyone on the road and at the forefront of conversation with policymakers. U.S. Senate Resolution 695 sponsored by Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) and House Resolution 1179 sponsored by Representative Tim Walberg (R-MI) are among several acknowledgments the MSF Government Relations team secured in 2024. Here is a collection of some of the proclamations from across the country:

State of Michigan Proclamation, State of Minnesota Proclamation, City of Raton, New Mexico Proclamation, State of North Dakota Proclamation,  and State of West Virginia Proclamation.

Safety tips, booklets, and other reference materials are available at the Motorcycle Safety Foundation website, msf-usa.org. For those looking to learn to ride, earn their license, or brush up on riding skills, take a hands-on safety class. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation, the country’s leading safety resource and advocate for motorcyclists, offers courses for riders of every experience level. The MSF’s Basic RiderCourse is among the best ways to learn to ride and get licensed.


The Motorcycle Safety Foundation promotes safety through rider training and education, operator licensing tests, and public information programs. MSF works with the federal government, state agencies, the military, and others to offer training for all skill levels so riders can enjoy a lifetime of safe, responsible motorcycling. Standards established by the MSF have been recognized worldwide since 1973. MSF is a not-for-profit organization endorsed by American Honda Motor Co., Inc.; BMW Motorrad USA; BRP, Inc.; Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Inc.; Indian Motorcycle and Polaris Inc.; Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.; KTM North America, Inc.; Suzuki Motor USA, LLC; Triumph Motorcycles America; and Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.

For safety information or to enroll in an MSF Basic RiderCourse near you, or to learn more about the many other MSF course offerings, visit MSF-USA.org or call (800) 446-9227. Follow @msf__usa to keep up with MSF on X, Facebook,and Instagram.

Source: Motorcycle Safety Foundation 

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