The snow has finally made an appearance here on Long Island. It was so pretty when it was freshly fallen. But, here it is only a day later and I’m already wishing for clear roads. I’d love to take a ride and snap some photos. Sadly the streets are still quite icy.
Today it looks like I’m going to have to use Twitter, blogs and Facebook to get my motorcycle fix.
A few weeks ago after picking up a ‘Watch for Motorcycles‘ bumper sticker in a local bike shop, I faxed a letter to the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. In my fax I stated that I was a New York State motorcyclist and requested that if possible, that I’d like to be sent a few more bumper stickers to distribute to my friends and family. I got no response to my fax though I included my email address along with my name and street address. That was until yesterday… after work I received a large square box from the Traffic Safety Committee.
Inside the box was a stack of about 40 bumper stickers, a roll of pens, 2 posters and a manila envelope full of keychains to distribute. Way to go New York State!
The pens have rotating sayings when you click the top button: “Wear Quality Riding Gear”, “Look Twice, Save a Life”, “Enroll in Rider Training”, “Wear Reflective Gear”, “Don’t Drink & Ride!” and “Learning is for Life”. The keychains are a small liquid level that reads “Ride Level Headed”. The posters contain information on why and where to take a RiderCourse to learn to ride and last but not least the bumper stickers are 2-part Watch for Motorcycles decals. I’m so surprised and really pleased!
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Over the weekend I picked up two 2-part Watch for Motorcycles! bumper stickers at a local motorcycle shop. The two parts are a small caution diamond shaped sticker (left) and a full size rectangle sticker (right). They were free for the taking amongst other flyers and postcards of local events found on the counter. Score!
Our cars now proudly wear the yellow stickers. If you make even 1 person on the roadways think about motorcycles – you’ve been a success. It’s better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
I took a look at the safeny.com website that is printed on the sticker. I didn’t find any way to request more stickers or even a way to email them. But, I did find a fax number. So I faxed a letter requesting some stickers to distribute to friends and family. I have no idea whether or not they will send any but I have my fingers crossed.
Where can you get stickers?
- A.B.A.T.E. of Pennsylvania chapters offer free Look Twice.. Save a Life – Watch for Motorcycles Lawn Signs
- Look Twice – Save a Life, Motorcycles are Everywhere – The Purple and White sticker
- Motorcycle Safety Foundation: Please Look Out For Us – Sticker
- Motorcycle Safety Foundation: Your Car Can Kill – Sticker
The National Association of State Motorcycle Safety Administrator website has links to several state’s websites on their Motorcycle Awareness Stickers page. Consider contacting your state. You might find yourself with a packet of stickers to distribute to your friends and family.
If you have any links to organizations or agencies that distribute signs or stickers, let us know in the comments!
I had luck with faxing my request to Safeny.com. Take a look at what I got!