Has anyone ever had any luck motivating neighborhood, town, city, etc, riders to lobby local government to participate in motorcycle awareness efforts?
Some help from the Federal level from your fine senator Susan Collins couldnt have hurt much either.Here in Maine there were Public Service Adds on TV all summer about Watch Out for Motorcyclists. We have a fairly powerful group that is effective on the political scene called United Bikers of Maine. I am not sure whether they lobbied for the adds or the state did it on it's own. Our last two governors have also ridden bikes which probably helps.
I don't think NICE gets you very far with most people.
People pay attention to what scares them.
They don't turn left in front of a police car, bus or truck.
The most effective way to increase the general respect
for the motorcyclist's right of way might be
to threaten the automobile driving public.
Lobby the state to promote CRIMINAL PROSECUTION of cagers
who "didn't see" motorcyclists for NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE, .