IIHS Calls For Mandatory Motorcycle Helmet Laws

The IIHS is a non-profit organization funded by insurance companies and dedicated to cutting down on accidents. The group is highly-regarded for their “top safety picks” in both the automotive and motorcycle worlds (although they have faced some criticism from the American Motorcyclist Association in the past). The IIHS recently submitted a report to the […]

Obama Signs Lead Law-Exemption Bill for Kids’ Off-Highway Vehicles

In a victory for families who enjoy responsible motorized recreation, President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to allow the sale of kids’ off-highway vehicles (OHVs) to continue, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. On Aug. 12, Obama signed into law H.R. 2715, introduced by Reps. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.) and G.K. Butterfield […]

75 Federal Lawmakers Now Support Kids Just Want to Ride Act

A bill that would exempt kids’ off-highway vehicles (OHVs) from a law that effectively bans their sale at the end of the year is gaining more support in Congress, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. Seventy-five U.S. House members now support the bill — H.R. 412, the Kids Just Want to Ride Act, introduced by […]

Longtime Motocross Promoter to be Inducted Into Motorcycle Hall of Fame

The Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the fifth member of the class of 2011: Stu Peters, one of the most prolific and enduring motocross promoters in the history of the sport in America. Peters, whose group, the Continental Motosport Club (CMC), has been promoting motocross races since 1968, will be honored at […]

American Motorcyclist Association Seeks End to Virginia Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has expressed concern to Gov. Bob McDonnell over a recent motorcycle-only checkpoint in northern Virginia, calling the stop “discriminatory.” The Arlington County (Va.) Police Department conducted a motorcycle-only checkpoint on May 28 during the annual Rolling Thunder gathering in Washington, D.C. The Rolling Thunder event, held May 27-29, involved tens […]