|Sponsor||Rep. Giffords, Gabrielle|
|Committee||Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Date||May 5, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Adam Hepburn|
H.Res. 269 is being considered on the floor under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. This legislation was introduced by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) on March 19, 2009.
H.Res. 269 resolves that the House of Representatives:
• "Recognizes the contribution motorcycles make to the transportation mix;
• "Encourages all road users to be more aware of motorcycles and motorcyclists' safety;
• "Encourages all riders to receive appropriate training and practice safe riding skills; and
• "Supports the goals of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month."
May has been designated as "Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month." According to the resolution's findings, approximately 7 million motorcyclists ride on our Nation's roads and highways to commute, travel, and recreate. Motorcycles are fuel-efficient and decrease congestion while having little impact on transportation infrastructure. The United States is a leader in motorcycle safety, promoting education, licensing, use of protective gear, and motorcycle awareness.