Georgia to implement bike checkpoints for Daytona

The question of motorcycle-only checkpoints is a hot debate in the biking community, and it’s about to get hotter, as the state of Georgia has announced plans to institute the checkpoints on major roads leading down into Florida, potentially subjecting thousands of bikers traveling to Daytona Bike Week to searches and inspections. Georgia claims that […]

Riders asked to oppose Georgia motorcycle-only checkpoints

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is urging riders nationwide to contact Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to urge him to stop the Georgia State Patrol from conducting any motorcycle-only traffic checkpoints. Tens of thousands of motorcyclists from around the nation could be subject to Georgia motorcycle-only checkpoints if those checkpoints are in place before, during and […]

American Motorcyclist Association urges ‘lead law’ exemption at Congressional hearing

In written comments submitted for a congressional hearing held on Feb. 17, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) asked lawmakers to exempt kid-sized off-highway vehicles (OHVs) from the “lead law” that effectively bans the sale of the vehicles at the end of the year. In the statement sent to the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and […]

Motorcyclists Across the Country Anxiously Await Court Decision on Constitutionality of New York’s Motorcycle Checkpoint Program

Motorcyclists across the nation are awaiting a decision from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York which they hope will declare New York’s “motorcycle only” roadway checkpoints to be unconstitutional. The case Wagner et al. v. The County of Schenectady, et al. could end up in the United States Supreme Court. […]

Oregon looks to repeal helmet law

An Oregon lawmaker has introduced a bill that would scale back the state’s mandatory motorcycle helmet requirement, a move that has become increasingly popular in recent years. According to the Governor Highway Safety Association, 29 states that previously had mandatory helmet laws have since repealed them. Oregon is currently one of 20 states that require […]

Find The Perfect Cruiser Motorcycle

Drivers who are considering buying a motorcycle have many important decisions to make, but one of the most important ones in what kind of style they’re interested in. From cruiser bikes equipped for the open road to sport bikes specifically designed for racing, buyers must choose their preferences before they start shopping. Cruiser motorcycles, frequently […]

Study: Helmets don’t hurt spine

A new study has debunked the popular myth that motorcycle helmets can actually cause damage to the spine, with the study authors calling for lawmakers to reexamine mandatory helmet laws. It’s well proven that helmets prevent brain injuries in crashes, but a study from more than two decades ago supposedly proved that headgear actually contributed […]

Sturgis Rally to hit the road

Most serious bikers have heard of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the largest motorcycle event in the world. Held every August in Sturgis, South Dakota, this massive event is a chance for riders from all over to mingle as they listen to some great tunes, compare bikes and party. While Sturgis is the ultimate rally for […]

Rider wins appeal in helmet case

Motorcycle helmets can be life-saving devices, which is why it’s important that riders choose a helmet that has been approved by the Department of Transportation (DOT). Yet even if the label claims that its DOT-approved, riders still need to be careful. The case of Robert Fabian proves that point quite well. Fabian purchased two large […]

NTSB Urging Mandatory Motorcycle Helmet Laws

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is advocating universal motorcycle helmet laws for all riders in all states. Of the 47 states that currently have motorcycle helmet laws, 27 require helmets only for certain riders — usually those under 18. Washington, D.C. and 20 states require helmets for all motorcycle riders. Previously, Florida legislation required […]