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Michigan Secretary of State Promotes Motorcycle Safety

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich — Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson knows about riding motorcycles. She was the first woman in Michigan to receive a motorcycle endorsement on her driver’s license.

Johnson will help kick off Motorcycle Safety Month with a May 1 event. She will hold a news conference to highlight the importance of training, having a motorcycle endorsement and wearing safety gear.

Johnson will join other motorcyclists to ride from Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta to the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base. They leave at 12:15 p.m., and the conference starts at 1 p.m. Johnson plans to discuss what her office is doing to promote greater traffic safety awareness among motorcyclists and motorists.

Others will attend the event:

  • Col. Ronald Wilson (Commander of the 110 Airlift Wing of the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base)
  • Michael Prince (Director of the Office of Highway Safety Planning)
  • Senior Master Sgt. Michael Labruzzy (Ground safety manager of the 110 Airlift Wing and a motorcycle safety class instructor)
  • Fiona Hert (Dean of the School of Workforce Development at Grand Rapids Community College)

Grand Rapids Community College is a leader in motorcycle safety in West Michigan. The college sponsors safety courses throughout the region.

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