May 2018 proclaimed Smith County 'Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month'

May 2018 proclaimed Smith County 'Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month'

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Smith County Commissioners have approved a resolution proclaiming May 2018 as Motorcycle Awareness and Safety Month.

Area bikers spoke on the issue in commissioners court, citing an increase in distracted driving coupled with an increase in motorcycle-involved accidents. The measure passed unanimously.

Jane Harrelson, the president of the local Christian Motorcyclists Association, says "This indicates to us that the community will be a little more aware that we're out there on the streets..."

About 30 bikers attended to show their support, including the widow of a biker who was killed in an accident just last week.

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