NTSB urges states to adopt helmet laws

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has recommended that all states adopt motorcycle helmet laws in order to cut down on a rising number of fatalities stemming from motorcycle accidents. According to the Associated Press, 20 states currently have full helmet laws requiring all riders to wear helmets, while three states – Iowa, Illinois and […]

Lawmakers Urge Suspension of Motorcycle Only Checkpoints

Federal lawmakers have sent a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood asking him to suspend a grant program that provides money for law enforcement agencies to set up motorcycle-only traffic checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. In a letter dated Sept. 30, House members told LaHood that safety-related funds would be better spent […]

Repeal Of Helmet Law May Lure Bikers To South Carolina Rally

For many riders, being a part of the motorcycle community means attending rallies. These events are a chance to socialize, show off a bike, and pick up the latest motorcycle parts and accessories. For a number of years, the annual rally in Myrtle Beach was a popular event among east coast riders. Yet South Carolina’s […]

Novelty helmets don’t protect

Bikers have heard for years about the importance of wearing a motorcycle helmet when they ride, but some may not know the limited protection that some helmets offer. So-called “novelty helmets” have been cited as providing little protection in serious crashes. According to the Statesville Record and Landmark, police and transportation officials have said that […]

Bikers to reenact “Cannonball Run” on vintage cruiser bikes

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 […]