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Nebraska Helmet Law Repeal Falls Short

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On March 23, Nebraska lawmakers met with those calling for an appeal on the state’s mandatory motorcycle helmet law, Omaha, Nebraska ABC affiliate KETV reported. The decision fell short by nine votes  of the 33 that were needed to repeal the law. The failed attempt at the repeal means the motorcycle helmet debate will likely […]

Missouri Representative Wants To Partially Lift Motorcycle Helmet Law

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Across the nation motorcycle helmet laws are constantly being fought over, and the state of Missouri could be ready for a change in its law. According to The Associated Press, Missouri Rep. Shane Roden of Cedar Hill, a recently elected state official, said that one of his first plans of action is to limit that state’s motorcycle helmet […]

Motorcycle Helmets Improve Survival Chances By 29 Percent

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GEICO insurance has highlighted statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that people wearing a motorcycle helmet have an increased chance of surviving a motorcycle crash, a full 29 percent better chance than those who ride without wearing a helmet. Currently, there are only 19 states in the nation that require all motorcycle […]

AMA Warns CDC Focus on Ebola, Allocate Funds Towards Disease, Not Motorcycle Helmets

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With Ebola on American soil and one U.S. child lost to the enterovirus, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control is trotting out its tired old arguments that it needs more money to respond to such crises, but the American Motorcyclist Association believes the CDC’s problem is misallocation, not insufficient funds. “Instead of focusing on infectious […]

San Bernardino Police Conducting Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation

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The San Bernardino Police Department is conducting a Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation today (November 25, 2013) in an attempt to lower death and injuries related to motorcycle riders. Officers will be looking for people operating vehicles or motorcycles while impaired, speeding, making illegal turns or committing other dangerous actions. The Operation will be focused on […]

Make A Point To Know Local Motorcycle Laws

Make A Point To Know Local Motorcycle Laws

For the most part, motorcycles are required to follow the same rules of the road as cars, but some laws are not one-size-fits-all. This is why it is so important for riders to do their research before they strap on their motorcycle helmets. Nothing can spoil a joyride through town or a two-wheel road trip […]

Helmets Make A Big Difference For Motorcycle Safety

Helmets Make A Big Difference For Motorcycle Safety

Motorcycle riders know that motorcycle helmets play an important role in their personal safety. The protective gear can make a big difference should a motorcyclist run into trouble on the road, but laws around the U.S. are affecting how these individuals go about staving off injury. The Associated Press reports that laws with loose restrictions […]

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 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. […]

GHSA Praises Motorcycle Safety Changes

GHSA Praises Motorcycle Safety Changes

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) praised the efforts of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) after it released an evaluation of motorcycle safety practices.