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House Concurrent Resolution 105

PAG LIN H.C.R. ________ S.C.R. ________ 1 1 HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 1 2 BY HUSER, STRUYK, TJEPKES, COHOON, DANDEKAR, 1 3 QUIRK, PAULSEN, BELL, WINDSCHITL, MERTZ, LYKAM, 1 4 GASKILL, REASONER, BUKTA, SWAIM, WHITAKER, MAY, 1 5 ROBERTS, HUSEMAN, WORTHAN, RASMUSSEN, ARNOLD, 1 6 and D. OLSON 1 7 A Concurrent Resolution designating May 2008 as 1 8 Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. 1 9 WHEREAS, motorcycle riding is a popular form of recreation 1 10 and transportation for thousands of people across Iowa and the 1 11 nation; and 1 12 WHEREAS, motorcycle riding can be an enjoyable activity 1 13 when safety is of paramount consideration and all laws and 1 14 regulations are observed; and 1 15 WHEREAS, the safe operation of a motorcycle requires the 1 16 use of special skills developed through a combination of 1 17 training and experience, the use of good judgment, and a 1 18 thorough knowledge of traffic laws and licensing requirements; 1 19 and 1 20 WHEREAS, the Motorcycle Safety Awareness Campaign is 1 21 intended to reduce the number of accidents, injuries, and 1 22 fatalities associated with motorcycling by encouraging 1 23 motorcycle operators to participate in rider education 1 24 programs, wear proper apparel, not drink and ride, and operate 1 25 their vehicles defensively according to the rules of the road; 1 26 and 1 27 WHEREAS, motorcycle organizations, clubs, dealerships, and 1 28 groups and highway safety officials in our state should join 1 29 Iowa motorcyclists in actively promoting safe motorcycle 1 30 operation, increased rider training, improved licensing 1 31 efforts, and motorist awareness of motorcycles; and 1 32 WHEREAS, the Motorcycle Safety Awareness Campaign 1 33 encourages operators of other motor vehicles to be cautious 1 34 and observe these smaller vehicles, especially during the 1 35 seasonal return of motorcycles to Iowa's streets and highways; 2 1 and 2 2 WHEREAS, a motorcycle is a vehicle with all of the 2 3 privileges of any vehicle on the roadway, so a motorcyclist 2 4 should be allowed the use of a full lane of travel; and 2 5 WHEREAS, other motorists need to take a second look for 2 6 motorcycles on the highway, at intersections, and when a 2 7 motorcyclist may be changing lanes or making a left turn; and 2 8 WHEREAS, other motorists should clearly signal their 2 9 intentions, not follow motorcycles too closely, and allow 2 10 enough room for motorcyclists to take evasive action by 2 11 allowing plenty of space; and 2 12 WHEREAS, obstructions that other motorists might ignore, 2 13 such as debris and potholes, can be deadly for a motorcyclist, 2 14 so other motorists should learn to predict when a motorcyclist 2 15 might take evasive action; NOW THEREFORE, 2 16 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, THE SENATE 2 17 CONCURRING, That the General Assembly designates the month of 2 18 May 2008 as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and encourages 2 19 all Iowa motorists to strive to improve motorcycle safety in 2 20 this state. 2 21 LSB 6440HH 82 2 22 dea/nh/24
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