Volume 53, Number 23

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, June 9, 2016

Look Twice, Save A Life signs donated to Town

Look Twice, Save A Life signs donated to Townsubmitted By Chris Thompson, Mayor
Ron Erwin, Director of the Upper Cumberland Charter of "Concerned Motorcyclists of Tennessee/American Bikers Active Toward Education" came by my office several weeks ago and asked if I would be willing to put up a few "LOOK TWICE SAVE A LIFE" reflective signs inside the city limits that he and his organization had applied for and were going to get through a grant.
Of course, my answer was yes. I had owned a motorcycle when I was younger and understand that they are much more difficult to see than an auto. Ron explained that CMT/ABATE, Inc. is an organization which was formed in 1982 to preserve freedom and promote safety and awareness for all Tennesseans who enjoy motorcycling. Ron also explained that they are a political organization, incorporated as a 501(c)4, not a "club". CMT/ABATE, Inc.'s major goals are to educate and urge legislators, and other government leaders to enact, or restrict, legislation that benefits freedom, safety and enjoyment of motorcycling on behalf of the 275,466 licensed-to-ride motorcyclists who now ride in Tennessee. They are regularly seen in Nashville working with the Tennessee General Assembly to enact such legislation.
The picture is from last Friday when CMT/ABATE, Inc.'s leadership presented the signs and gave me a "LOOK TWICE SAVE A LIFE" T-Shirt, bumper sticker, key chain etc.
I want to say "THANK YOU" to Ron, Dean, Lee, Trina, and their membership for all the work they do with this organization. If anyone is interested in CMT/ABATE,Inc. they can visit their website at www.cmtabate.com.

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