Commonwealth of Massachusetts
His Excellency Governor Deval L. Patrick
Whereas The motorcycle is a popular means of transportation for commuting, as well as for touring and recreation; and
Whereas There is a growing need for cooperation among drivers of automobiles and trucks, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians who use our streets and highways to reduce injuries and fatalities; and
Whereas It is critical for all Massachusetts citizens to increase their knowledge of the rules of the road and the rights and responsibilities of all roadway users; and
Whereas Numerous organizations are committed to making our streets and highways safe for all motor vehicle-related transportation, including the Highway Safety Division, the Massachusetts Rider Education Program, the Registry of Motor Vehicles, the American Motorcyclists Association, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, the Massachusetts Motorcycle Association, and many motorcycle businesses and clubs in the Commonwealth,
Now, Therefore, I, Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim March 26th – April 30th, 2012, to be,
Motorcycle Safety Awareness Period
And urge all the citizens of the Commonwealth to take cognizance of this event and participate fittingly in its observance.
Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston, this first day of February, in the year two thousand and twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the two hundred and thirty-fifth.
By His Excellency
Deval L. Patrick
Governor of the Commonwealth
William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth
God Save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts