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!!!!!!