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California State Legislation: Motorcycle Lane Petition (DML)
We, the undersigned, as citizens of the United States of America, and residents of the State of California, petition for a Designated Motorcycle Lane (DML) to be constructed on our Interstate Highways.The popularity of motorcycles has increased dramatically and now calls for reform to our California Interstate Highway system. This reform will satisfy all highway motorcycle concerns voiced form the general public, including all; Traffic Congestion Organizations, Air Pollution Organizations, Traffic Safety Organizations and many of the concerns voiced from the environmentalists. With the massive increase in motorcycle sales, motorcycle usage is at an all time high and continues to grow. We need to face the fact that motorcycles are becoming a major factor in our transportation life line. We can no longer look at this industry as a recreational past-time. It is a fast-growing major form of daily transportation. Traffic congestion is, and has been, out of control in California for some time. The increase of motorcycles does not add to the problem of traffic congestion, it lessens the effect with fewer 4-wheel vehicles on the road, less pollution, less fuel consumption, less parking congestion, less roadway wear and tear, and many other earthly benefits. All these positive results will have a direct effect in lowering the State, County and City expenses, allowing those monies to be used elsewhere.
Safety alone justifies that a Designated Motorcycle Lane (DML) needs to be created! The motorcycle industry, even as much as it has grown, does not have anywhere near - the problems cause by motorists. There are far more accidents with cars, trucks and SUV’s than motorcycles. And, the accidents caused by motorists among other motorists, especially when a motorcycle is involved are far more critical than motorcycle accidents alone.
A Designated Motorcycle Lane (DML) will greatly enhance motorcycle safety and will further increase the general public to ride motorcycles for their daily commute, resulting in the many benefits of greatly reduced 4-wheel traffic on our roadways.
There are several ways in which a motorcycle lane can be created without the high cost of construction. A valid example is; the far left lane, also know as the “fast-lane” (not the diamond land) can be label as the Designated Motorcycle Lane (DML). This is a most simple and most inexpensive approach.
More motorcycles can utilize a lane more efficiently than cars, trucks, SUV’s or big rigs. Just one lane of 4-wheel traffic eliminated from our highway will result in billions of dollars saved and a immense amount of benefits to our environment.
We, the undersigned, petition California State Legislation to favor the bill of creating a Designated Motorcycle Lane (DML) on our California Interstate Highways for the good of all residents of the State of California.