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May 1, 2020 - May 31, 2020
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Lenoir, NC 28645
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Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Friday, May 1, 2020

Mayor Joe Gibbons proclaimed May to be “Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Month” throughout the City of Lenoir.

In 2017, 5,172 motorcycle riders and passengers died in crashes. Fatalities among motorcycle riders and passengers have more than doubled in number since 1997.
  • Motorcycles make up 3% of all registered vehicles and only .6% of all vehicle miles traveled in the U.S.
  • Motorcyclists accounted for 14% of all traffic fatalities in 2017
  • 28% of riders who died in a motorcycle crash in 2017 were alcohol-impaired
  • 91% of riders who died in a motorcycle crash in 2017 were male
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Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Month May 2020

WHEREAS, the growth in popularity of motorcycle riding and touring, combined with the many scenic destinations in our state and the year-long riding season, have led to North Carolina having one of the largest populations of motorcycle enthusiasts in the nation; and

WHEREAS, more and more residents of the City of Lenoir are taking up this mode of transportation to commute to and from their places of employment; and

WHEREAS, many motorcyclists undergo specialized training by attending professionally taught motorcycle operator training courses with emphasis on skills, traffic laws, and proper safety equipment; and

WHEREAS, it is the responsibility of all motorists to be aware of motorcyclists and extend to them the same courtesy as any other vehicles on our roadways.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that I, Joseph L. Gibbons, Mayor of the City of Lenoir, and on behalf of the Lenoir City Council, do hereby proclaim the month of May as "Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month" throughout the City of Lenoir.

WITNESS, my hand and seal this the 1ST day of May, 2020.

Joseph L. Gibbons, Mayor