Mike Sechlar (left) and Mike Buller, members of ABATE District 9, stand by a new billboard encouraging drivers to watch out for motorcyclists as they share the roadways of Kansas. This sign, erected 2.5 miles west of Hillsboro along U.S. Highway 56, is an effort by the 300 members of District 9 to promote motorcycle safety awareness in their region, which includes Rice, McPherson and Marion counties along the southern boundary and extends north to the Nebraska border. Sechlar said District 9 has also produced yard signs, bumper stickers and trifolds that can be used to promote awareness. This is the fourth billboard the organization has erected in its district, and has been selling them to ABATE districts around the country. Yard signs can be purchased by anyone for $5 each from Sechlar or at G&J Video in Marion. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness month, and a proclamation to that effect has been signed by Hillsboro mayor Delores Dalke.