The More you Know: Why is California Keeping Lane Splitting an Underground Activity?

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One of the many benefits of riding a motorcycle in California is the ability to split lanes, lane share, or filter through traffic. Lane splitting has been allowed in California (the only state to allow it) for many years; however there are still many motorists’ young and old who don’t know or don’t realize that […]

AMA Petition Calls For Return Of Lane-Splitting Guidelines To California Government Websites, Offices

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The American Motorcyclist Association initiated a petition drive to convince the California Office of Administrative Law to allow state agencies to once again disseminate important information on safely and responsibly executing the motorcycling technique called lane splitting. The online petition can be found here: https://cqrcengage.com/amacycle/app/sign-petition?1&engagementId=55066. A recent Office of Administrative Law order resulted in the […]

Fifty-Five US Lawmakers Sign On To End Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

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Fifty congressmen and five senators have signed on to sponsor or cosponsor bills that would end federal funding for motorcycle-only checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. During the past two years, federal, state and local governments spent more than a half million dollars on traffic police checkpoints that target motorcycles only. The AMA believes that […]

Distracted Driving Is Deadly Driving

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The perils of distracted driving take a front seat during May, which is designated as national Motorcycle Awareness Month. The initiative, supported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, encourages drivers to watch for motorcycles and understand that motorcycle riders enjoy the same rights and privileges as operators of other vehicles. The slogans are everywhere, […]

Governors’ Report: Motorcyclist Fatalities Fell 7 Percent In 2013

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For the second time in five years, motorcyclist fatalities are projected to decrease, according to a report released May 6 by the Governors Highway Safety Association, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. Dr. James Hedlund of Highway Safety North, a former senior official with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, authored the “Spotlight on Safety” report, […]