Bikers rally at State Capitol for new motorcycle bill
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Hundreds of bikers rumbled their way to the State Capitol Monday morning to promote a new piece of legislation.
The group of bikers is asking state lawmakers to pass the Motorcycle Crash Prevention Act, a bill aimed at lowering the number of motorcycle accidents across Texas.
Among other things, the bill would provide funding to expand Texas’ “Share the Road” program--a public service campaign intended to make drivers more aware of motorcycles on the road.
If the proposed bill becomes law, it would also fund more training for riders.
One of the event’s organizers says she's optimistic about the bill passing, thanks to the motorcyclists' lobby.
"We're all registered voters and we're heavily involved in all the politics of the state,” Terri Williams with the Texas Motorcycle Rights Association said. “We want to make them aware of us in large numbers to let them know that we have the backing of the state of Texas with the motorcyclists."