Study: Motorcycle Helmets Decrease Spine Injuries

Motorcycle helmet safety studies are always of interest to riders, as one of the major issues in the biking community right now is the necessity of helmet laws. Some riders believe that all riders should wear a helmet, while others want the right to choose. With no federal mandate, the issue becomes one that every […]

Michigan Waits on Snyder for Helmet Ruling

A bill that would repeal Michigan’s mandatory motorcycle helmet law has made its way through the state legislature and to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk for signing – but it remains to be seen if he will veto the bill. The argument over motorcycle helmet laws continues in states all over the country, but Michigan is […]

Motorcycle Helmet Battle Rages on in Pennsylvania

Motorcycle helmet laws are decided on a state-by-state basis, and this has led to some very uneven implementation across the country. Some states have staunchly refused helmets, while others embraced them long ago. And then there are the states like Pennsylvania, which seems to go back and forth on the issue. Pennsylvania actually had a […]

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 […]

New Harley Davidson Helmet Promises Less Bulky Experience

At this point, the evidence for motorcycle helmets saving lives is pretty overwhelming, so every rider should really consider purchasing one for their own protection. However, there are still more than a few holdouts in the riding community who feels that a helmet is ultimately too restrictive and can distract from the experience. While these […]