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 […]

Lawmakers Back Ban on Funding for Motorcycle-only Checkpoints, want Focus on Motorcycle Crash Prevention

Federal lawmakers have sent a bipartisan letter to the leadership of a key U.S. House committee to urge support for a bill that prohibits federal funding for motorcycle-only traffic checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. The lawmakers are also urging support for a measure to retain a ban on lobbying at the state level […]

Federal Lawmakers Oppose State Lobbying by Safety Agency

U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) and his colleagues introduced House Resolution 239 on May 2 to retain the ban on state and local lobbying by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. The bi-partisan resolution instead urges the agency to focus on motorcycle crash prevention as the first step […]

Motorcycle Fatalities Decline in 2010

Motorcycle fatalities declined 2 percent in 2010, giving riders hope that bike safety is improving after years of trouble. For eleven straight years, fatalities increased annually as local, state and federal governments attempted to curb the rate of motorcycle deaths and accidents. Then in 2009, there was a massive 16 percent decline in deaths. While […]