Groundwork for obtaining these proclamations was established by members of TMRA, who for several years
mailed out hundreds of letters to Mayors across Texas requesting signed proclamations. Many may remember the
awesome wall of proclamations displayed at their state rally. This was the first step in opening the door for riders to
be welcomed at their local City Council meetings to pick them up in person. Many Mayors are becoming familiar with
the purpose of these proclamations and understand that their support can help save lives in their community.
TMRA was planning to discontinue their annual mailouts to get proclamations mailed to them, so Butterfly got
their blessing to put together another campaign that allow bikers to use these proclamations as a valuable tool to
reach drivers in communities across Texas with our message to please watch for motorcycles.
Our annual proclamations campaign is intended to take proclamations to the next level...
By attending local City Council meetings, riders give local residents the chance to put a face to the little tail lights they see
on the road. This in-person approach seems more effective toward folks remembering our message to please watch for motorcycles on the road. These proclamations can be a very effective tool toward increasing motorcycle awareness
& hopefully decreasing motorcycle injuries & fatalities across the state. All riders are invited to participate because this proclamation belongs to each of us... club or Independent, it's all the same cause. If we each set up and attend a couple
meetings each year, we can start spreading motorcycle awareness across the state... one city at a time.
-Butterfly, founder of Ride Safe In Texas
We picked up proclamations from 7 cities in the DFW area in 2003
... and each year we plan to increase that number.
we want to thank Governor Perry & our Mayors for their support...