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.
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, […]
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 […]
Two states have recently made some movement on ATV helmet legislation, although they headed in opposite directions. Mississippi, which previously had no ATV helmet laws of any kind, passed a bill that would make helmets mandatory for any riders under 16 who are on public property. They’ll also have to pass a safety course before […]
A group of bikers are poised to recreate Erwin “Cannonball” Baker’s historic cross-country ride from Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, to Santa Monica, California. According to the Calgary Herald, the riders will cover over 3,250 miles following Cannonball’s original route. In 1914, he set a record by crossing the country in 11 days on the back […]