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Anti-Lock Brakes Coming to More Vehicles

Anti-lock brakes (ABS) are pretty much a standard feature on all automotive models by now, but they haven’t caught on as much with motorcycles. Indeed, the safety movement seems to have bypassed two-wheeled vehicles completely, the Wall Street Journal reports. While drivers and automakers want their cars as safe as possible, many riders are campaigning […]

Study: Motorcycle Helmets Decrease Spine Injuries

Motorcycle helmet safety studies are always of interest to riders, as one of the major issues in the biking community right now is the necessity of helmet laws. Some riders believe that all riders should wear a helmet, while others want the right to choose. With no federal mandate, the issue becomes one that every […]

Michigan Waits on Snyder for Helmet Ruling

A bill that would repeal Michigan’s mandatory motorcycle helmet law has made its way through the state legislature and to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk for signing – but it remains to be seen if he will veto the bill. The argument over motorcycle helmet laws continues in states all over the country, but Michigan is […]

Motorcycle Helmet Battle Rages on in Pennsylvania

Motorcycle helmet laws are decided on a state-by-state basis, and this has led to some very uneven implementation across the country. Some states have staunchly refused helmets, while others embraced them long ago. And then there are the states like Pennsylvania, which seems to go back and forth on the issue. Pennsylvania actually had a […]

New Harley Davidson Helmet Promises Less Bulky Experience

At this point, the evidence for motorcycle helmets saving lives is pretty overwhelming, so every rider should really consider purchasing one for their own protection. However, there are still more than a few holdouts in the riding community who feels that a helmet is ultimately too restrictive and can distract from the experience. While these […]

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 […]

Federal Lawmakers Oppose State Lobbying by Safety Agency

U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) and his colleagues introduced House Resolution 239 on May 2 to retain the ban on state and local lobbying by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. The bi-partisan resolution instead urges the agency to focus on motorcycle crash prevention as the first step […]

Motorcycle Fatalities Decline in 2010

Motorcycle fatalities declined 2 percent in 2010, giving riders hope that bike safety is improving after years of trouble. For eleven straight years, fatalities increased annually as local, state and federal governments attempted to curb the rate of motorcycle deaths and accidents. Then in 2009, there was a massive 16 percent decline in deaths. While […]

U.S. Lawmakers Want Agency to Focus on Motorcycle Crash Prevention

U.S. lawmakers want a federal traffic safety agency to concentrate on motorcycle crash prevention and rider education — instead of trying to lobby state lawmakers to enact mandatory helmet laws, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) and his colleagues plan to introduce a resolution May 2 in support of continuing […]

Mississippi Adds ATV Helmet Law, While North Carolina Repeals

Two states have recently made some movement on ATV helmet legislation, although they headed in opposite directions. Mississippi, which previously had no ATV helmet laws of any kind, passed a bill that would make helmets mandatory for any riders under 16 who are on public property. They’ll also have to pass a safety course before […]