The U.S. government is set to enact new rules to limit motorcycle transport to rural areas in the wake of the horrific mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado.
According to a statement from the U.K.-based Transport for London (TfL), the rule would prohibit any motorcyclist from driving a motorcycle within 1,000 feet of a residential area, a limit that could be extended to rural roads in some places.
The new rules are set to take effect by Jan. 1, 2019, according to the statement.
The TfL said the rules are aimed at stopping people from driving in the streets in the face of horrific acts like the Aurora shooting.
They are part of a broader effort by Tfl to reduce traffic congestion, reduce COVID-19 transmission risk, and improve safety for people, animals, and the environment.
Tfl has said the changes will reduce vehicle emissions, save lives, and save lives by reducing the amount of pollution generated by motor vehicles.
The rules will also help protect the environment and improve public health.
According the TfT, more than 20 million people ride motorcycles in the U, which represents a total of more than 6 million of the approximately 30 million motorcycles in use in the United States.
According an October 2014 report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were nearly 4 million motorcycle crashes in the first half of 2015, up from 2.5 million in the same period in 2014.
Trucks and buses account for a large share of all motorcycle traffic.
While motorcycles account for less than half of all truck traffic, they make up about half of the number of all buses, according the NHTSA.