Community leaders from all over the county kicked off Motor Cycle Safety Awareness Month a little early on Saturday, reminding drivers to "look twice and save a life."
Crocker mayor James Morgan, Dixon mayor Jeff Clark, St. Robert mayor George Sanders, Waynesville mayor pro tem Mike France, Presiding Pulaski County commissioner Gene Newkirk, state representative for the 122nd district Steve Lynch, and the Freedom Road Riders attended Saturday's Route 66 Scrabble Run to support motorcycle safety awareness.
To kick off the event, the leaders read a proclamation, which declared May as motorcycle safety and awareness month for Pulaski County, reminding motorists to share the road with all vehicles, as the warm weather season approaches.
"The administration of the 122nd District of Missouri, of Pulaski County, of St. Robert, and Waynesville values the safety and security of citizens and travelers who live work and travel through its environs, and the public awareness of the need to identify and respect the right of the road of motorcyclists can lead to the reduction of accidents and injuries," said the proclamation.
All proceeds of the event went to benefit Paralyzed Veterans of America at the Jefferson Barracks VA Hospital in St. Louis.