At a recent Prosper City Council meeting, a proclamation was read declaring May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

Forbidden Souls MC, Blacksheep MC, among other clubs and independent riders work with local government across the state of Texas to help promote motorcycle safety and awareness to the citizens of towns, cities and counties. One of the ways they do so is by way of a proclamation. The request is made of the mayor’s office to issue a proclamation to partner with riders and other motorist to keep everyone safe on the roads. This year, Mayor Ray Smith has proclaimed May as Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month in the Town of Prosper.

In order to protect motorists and riders, there are a few things to be aware of:

1) Left turns — make sure the motorcycle rider has cleared the intersection before making a left turn;

2) Avoid abrupt stops as motorcycles can’t stop as quickly as a motorist on four wheels;

3) Lane changes — look twice before taking possession of the lane to make sure it’s clear of a motorcycle.

For more information regarding Ride Safe in Texas campaign, please refer to