Two States Rule On Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

Two States Rule On Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

Motorcycle-only checkpoints are a hot topic in the rider community, as some states have used these roadside set-ups to slow down motorcycles while letting cars pass through.

Brett Metcalfe Breaks Leg, Out For Year

Brett Metcalfe Breaks Leg, Out For Year

Suzuki rider Brett Metcalfe’s 2012 motocross season has come to an abrupt end after the rider suffered a serious injury during training at Glen Helen Raceway in California.

50 U.S. Lawmakers Oppose Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

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Some 50 U.S. House members have signed onto a bill that would bar the U.S. transportation secretary from providing funds for motorcycle-only checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. The measure, H.R. 904 authored by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), would prohibit the transportation secretary from providing grants or any funds to a state, county, town, township, […]

CDC: Helmet Laws Save Money

CDC: Helmet Laws Save Money

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows universal helmet laws save money in the states where they are enacted. The CDC has always been pro-helmet, pointing to studies that motorcycle fatality rates decrease in the states that require all riders to wear motorcycle helmets. However, this report took an […]

Congress Seeks to End Federal Funding of Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

Congress Seeks to End Federal Funding of Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

Bipartisan Congressional Letter Seeks To End Federal Funding Of Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints U.S. Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) and Tom Petri ((R-Wis.), together with 29 additional members of Congress, have sent a letter to the leadership of the House-Senate Surface Transportation Reauthorization Conference Committee requesting the inclusion of language in the conference report that would prohibit the […]