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Sen. Peters working to extend federal Motorcycle Advisory Council

Group would advise U.S. Department of Transportation on policies affecting motorcyclists

WASHINGTON (WJRT) - U.S. Sen. Gary Peters introduced federal legislation to extend the federal Motorcyclist Advisory Council for an additional six years.

The council comprised of motorcyclists and advocacy groups would advise the U.S. Department of Transportation on safety policies from their perspective, such as road maintenance and new technologies. Peters helped launch the Senate Motorcycle Caucus, which is a bipartisan group of senators concerned about motorcycle policies.

“There’s no better way to see all that Michigan has to offer than by riding a motorcycle,” Peters said. “As a motorcycle owner and rider, I’m proud to reintroduce this bipartisan legislation that will give riders a seat at the table on decisions impacting them and help lead to safer roads for both riders and drivers.”

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation estimates there are nearly 10 million avid motorcyclists around the United States.

Source: WJRT Channel 12 Flint