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Government Turns Attention To Motorcycle Safety

Government Turns Attention To Motorcycle Safety

As Motorcycle Awareness Month draws to a close, U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin (R-Ark.) spoke out in Washington, D.C., about the need for increased safety on the roads. A motorcyclist himself, the representative made sure to shed light on some of the issues that plague riders throughout the year. Griffin, who is the co-chair of the […]

AMA Stresses The Importance Of Recreational Trails Program

AMA Stresses The Importance Of Recreational Trails Program

American Motorcyclist Association Stresses The Importance Of Trails As Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx is being considered in Washington, D.C., to be the U.S. transportation secretary, the American Motorcyclist Association is reminding lawmakers that the secretary is responsible for the Recreational Trails Program. The AMA’s concerns were raised at the nomination hearing by U.S. Sen. […]

Motorcycle Awareness Gets Attention On Capitol Hill

Motorcycle Awareness Gets Attention On Capitol Hill

The importance of drivers watching for motorcycles, and motorcyclists riding safely, got some much-needed attention in Washington, D.C., on May 22. U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin (R-Ark.), co-chairman of the Congressional Motorcycle Caucus, made a statement for the record noting May is Motorcycle Awareness Month and stressed the importance of motorcycle safety. “Drivers’ failure to see […]

Legislation Protecting Johnson Valley OHV Area Advances

Legislation Protecting Johnson Valley OHV Area Advances

Bill To Protect California’s Johnson Valley From Takeover Advances In U.S. House A bill to block a U.S. Marine Corps takeover of California’s Johnson Valley off-highway vehicle recreation area was approved by the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources on May 15, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. The bill, H.R. 1676, introduced by Rep. Paul […]

Congress Creates Official Motorcycle Safety Caucus

Congress Creates Official Motorcycle Safety Caucus

The Congressional Motorcycle Caucus has officially been registered for the 113th Congress, marking the fourth consecutive session at which the group has been formed. Comprised of bipartisan politicians from a number of states, the CMC aims to address major issues that involve motorcycles while also improving safety. “I look forward to growing the Motorcycle Caucus […]

Congressional Motorcycle Caucus Formed In US House

Congressional Motorcycle Caucus Formed In US House

U.S. Reps. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) and Tim Griffin (R-Ark.) are serving as co-chairmen of the Congressional Motorcycle Caucus for the new 113th Congress, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. The bi-partisan caucus, which has existed for many years, was formally recognized by the House for the new Congress. Official caucuses must register and be recognized at […]

Congressional Bill To Stop Funding Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

Congressional Bill To Stop Funding Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

U.S. Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Stop Funding For Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints A U.S. lawmaker has introduced a bill to not only end funding for motorcycle-only checkpoints but also to put more emphasis on motorcycle safety programs, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. On May 7, U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) introduced H.R. 1861 to prohibit the U.S. […]

AMA Fights Utah Wilderness Bill In Congress

AMA Fights Utah Wilderness Bill In Congress

Legislation Would Close 9 Million Acres Of Utah Public Land To Riding Bills that would close 9.1 million acres of Utah public land to off-highway vehicles have been introduced in Congress, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.) introduced H.R. 1630, and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced S. 769, on April […]

US Lawmaker Opposes Navy Takeover Of Johnson Valley Riding Area

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Key U.S. Lawmaker Opposes Navy Takeover Of California’s Johnson Valley Riding Area In a blow to U.S. Navy efforts to expand a military base into the popular Johnson Valley off-highway vehicle riding area in Southern California, a key federal lawmaker is offering a proposal to block the effort, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. The Department […]

AMA Freedom Friday – No Motorcycles Allowed!

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‘No Motorcycles Allowed’ Is Focus Of American Motorcyclist Association’s Freedom Friday, April 12 Whether banned from public beachside parks, private gated communities or acre after acre of public land, motorcyclists bristle when they see signs that say: “No Motorcycles Allowed.” Motorcycle bans are the focus of the American Motorcyclist Association’s “Freedom Friday” on April 12 […]