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 […]

Scooter Sales Skyrocket Due to High Fuel Prices

High gas prices may be hurting some sectors of the American economy, but others are booming. One of the groups that is really benefiting from the spike in fuel costs is scooter manufacturers. According to data from the Motorcycle Industry Council reported by USA Today, sales of gas-powered scooters are up a whopping 50 percent […]

AMA Get Out and Ride Your Way! Week: April 4-10

It may not be spring in every corner of America, but that won’t stop tens of thousands of American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) members from enjoying the thrill of motorcycling during AMA Get Out and Ride Your Way! Week, April 4-10. The first week of AMA Get Out and Ride! Month kicks off a month-long online […]

Georgia Bikers Ride on Washington to Protest Checkpoints

A group of bikers from Georgia took their grievance with a federal grant designed to fund motorcycle-only checkpoints all the way to Washington D.C., organizing a rally for bikers’ rights. The checkpoints are set up on major interstates in Georgia and supported by a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), according to […]

Bill introduced to block motorcycle-only checkpoints

A federal lawmaker has introduced legislation to prevent the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) from giving money to states and local jurisdictions for motorcycle-only checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. On March 3, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) introduced the bill. The legislation, with original co-sponsors Reps. Tom Petri (R-Wis.) and Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), would […]