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American Motorcyclist Association Highlights May As Motorcycle Awareness Month

Motorcycle Safety

With the beginning of Motorcycle Awareness Month on May 1, the American Motorcyclist Association is issuing a special appeal to motorists to be aware of their driving environment, check mirrors and blind spots before changing lanes and, especially, to watch for motorcyclists. “The warmer weather in May brings out the riders who have been unable […]

Oregon Could See Lane-Splitting Law In The Near Future

2014 Indian Chieftain In Action

For years, California has been the poster child of lane-splitting for motorcycles, and while it’s the only state that allows the maneuver, more could be joining the Golden State. In the past few months both Oregon and Washington state officials have been considering allowing lane-splitting on their state’s freeways and highways. Senate Bill 694 is […]

AMA Officials Support Both Oregon And Washington Lane-Splitting Bills

Lane Splitting in traffic

Lane-splitting for motorcycle riders has long been a debate among many state transportation and safety departments. According to Rider Magazine, the American Motorcyclist Association recently announced it would support the lane-splitting legislation, which is currently being debated in Oregon and Washington. The two states are strongly considering allowing motorcyclists to maneuver between cars while on […]

Motorcycle Helmets Improve Survival Chances By 29 Percent

Rider Closeup With Helmet

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 […]

The More you Know: Why is California Keeping Lane Splitting an Underground Activity?

Photo:  Eric Schmuttenmaer

One of the many benefits of riding a motorcycle in California is the ability to split lanes, lane share, or filter through traffic. Lane splitting has been allowed in California (the only state to allow it) for many years; however there are still many motorists’ young and old who don’t know or don’t realize that […]

AMA Petition Calls For Return Of Lane-Splitting Guidelines To California Government Websites, Offices

MC Club on freeway

The American Motorcyclist Association initiated a petition drive to convince the California Office of Administrative Law to allow state agencies to once again disseminate important information on safely and responsibly executing the motorcycling technique called lane splitting. The online petition can be found here: https://cqrcengage.com/amacycle/app/sign-petition?1&engagementId=55066. A recent Office of Administrative Law order resulted in the […]

What To Know About Modifying A Motorcycle Exhaust On A California Bike

2013 Yamaha Stryker - Exhaust

Motorcycle riders frequently consider making alterations to a machine so they can achieve just the custom bike they are looking for. Modifying the exhaust system is a great way to get a strong sound that matches the powerful look and feel of a motorcycle, but riders must be aware of some facts before they start […]

Nevada Changes Laws For Motorcyclists Stuck At Red Lights

Nevada Changes Laws For Motorcyclists Stuck At Red Lights

Motorcyclists are used to dealing with stubborn red lights. Some of these traffic stops don’t have sensors that recognize lighter or smaller bikes, which can leave riders stuck at an intersection for an extended amount of time. Lawmakers in Nevada decided to do something about this problem, and the state recently enacted a law that […]

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 […]

New Proposal Calls For Minimum Sound Requirements In Electric Vehicles

New Proposal Calls For Minimum Sound Requirements In Electric Vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed setting a federal standard that would require all electric vehicles to have minimum sound levels in order to alert pedestrians of their approach.