April 28, 2014 marked the fourth annual “Bikers at Capitol”, when bikers from all over the state ride to the Capitol to promote awareness for the individual rights of motorcyclists. The rally was mainly political, addressing issues like helmet laws and mandatory interlock requirements. With the slogan “We Ride and AND Vote!”, the bikers seek to remind lawmakers that their community is politically active, and can make a difference in state and local elections.
The crowd at the Capitol came from all different backgrounds, veterans and professionals, young and old, men and women. The rally was distinctly patriotic, with many in the crowd waving flags and wearing clothes with patriotic images. The ride was scheduled to begin at 11:00 am with a ride to the Capitol, and included a tribute to fallen soldiers, guest speakers and legislators, and a tour of the Capitol to see “lawmakers at work for you”.
The message of the rally was to urge bikers to participate in the political process and hold lawmakers accountable for their decisions, despite being marginalized and often misrepresented by the media.
“It’s important that legislators realize that motorcyclists are a cognizable interest group — we have interests, you know? We’re starting to organize so we can make our issues known and make our desires known.” stated one motorcyclist.
Where Can I Get More Information About Motorcycle Law?
Bikers face different legal obstacles than other motorists. Factors like decreased visibility, hazardous road conditions and reckless driving can make traveling particularly dangerous for motorcycle riders. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, Metier Law Firm LLC has lawyers specializing in motorcycle injury to help you make those difficult decisions. Please feel free to call us and discuss your situation.