If you ride, or support those who do, you should be concerned about the simple fact that decisions are being made in Washington FOR motorcyclists, but not BY motorcyclist, much less with consideration for their input!
In 2015, Congress re-established the Motorcyclist Advisory Council in the Highway Bill to advise the Federal Highway Administration on "issues of concern to motorcyclists." This important group is intended to serve as the ONLY official forum on a national scale for motorcyclists with the purpose of having an open dialogue with the Government.
And yet, all but one individual selected are there to represent the technical aspects of the Council! These seats include engineering, construction and traffic safety systems as well as roadway data, but ONLY ONE SEAT OUT OF TEN was designated for a national motorcycle riders’ association to alone speak on behalf of the riding experiences and concerns of more than 8.5 million motorcyclists in the U.S.
This is unacceptable!
We must petition the government to add motorcyclists to the Council! By clicking and sharing the link below, you can sign a petition that will be submitted for the official record asking for 3 additional seats to be added to the Motorcyclist Advisory Council – 1 for a national motorcycle riders association for ON-STREET motorcycles and 2 for state/regional motorcycle riders associations.
Unlike 9 out of the 10 Council Members chosen, adding these 3 representatives who have the authority to speak on behalf of riders at large, will ensure this Council accomplishes what it sets out to do – be the voice of riders!
Together, let's spread the word: #LetRidersSpeak
All it takes is a couple of clicks, and if you haven't used this system before, your name and address. THAT'S IT!
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION NOW BY CLICKING THE LINK BELOW:
For more information, please see MRF.org or contact:
Megan J. Ekstrom
Vice-President, Government Affairs & Public Relations
Motorcycle Riders Foundation
2221 S. Clark Street, 11th Floor
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: (202) 725-5471