H.Res. 269: Supporting the goals of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

H.Res. 269

Supporting the goals of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Date
May 5, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

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.

Bill Summary

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."

 

Background

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.