And From the Back Door Comes the Helmet Assault.

MRF Strongly Opposes US DOT Attack on [Motorcycle] Training Funds

 
The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) has learned that United States Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters sent letters to Capitol Hill with draft legislation outlining her intention to raid the 2010 motorcycle training and awareness funds set aside by Congress in the last Highway Bill (PL 109-59).  Peters announced on Thursday, February 14 that she would like to see the earmarked training and awareness funds made available to promote the use of helmets in individual states.
 
"The MRF is extremely disappointed that Mrs. Peters would choose this small, yet critical, grant program to raid.  We understand her desire to encourage helmet use, but couldn't the Secretary of Transportation find a more suitable program to fund her personal helmet hunt?" said Jeff Hennie, Vice President of Government Relations for the MRF.

Call your Senators and Representatives, do not let this fly!!!!!!