Congressmen Draft Letter Opposing Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

Congressmen Draft Letter Opposing Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

One of the more critical issues for motorcycle lobbyists in recent years has been the dispute over motorcycle-only checkpoints. The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and its political allies have been fighting against the funding for these checkpoints at both the state and federal level, as they believe the checkpoints unfairly single out motorcycle riders as […]

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 […]

AMA Wants Members To “Ride For A Cause”

AMA Wants Members To "Ride For A Cause"

April marks the American Motorcyclist Association’s annual Get Out and Ride! Month and this year each week is devoted to a different theme. The organization recently announced this week is Get Out and Ride For a Cause! Week, where motorcyclists are encouraged to donate their time to whatever charity they choose. The AMA is hoping […]

Virginia Bans Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

Although motorcycle-only checkpoints are not all that uncommon across the country, the legality of these stops has been called into question in numerous states. The American Motorcyclist Association recently revealed that Virginia is the latest state to ban the practice. At rallies and rides across the country, police have sought to promote safety by setting […]

New Virginia Law Bars Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

In a victory for motorcyclists, Virginia is the latest state to bar motorcycle-only checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. On Feb. 28, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signed into law H.B. 187, which was introduced by Delegate C. Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah). The new law, which takes effect July 1, prohibits law enforcement agencies from establishing […]