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

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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 […]

Fifty-Five US Lawmakers Sign On To End Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

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Fifty congressmen and five senators have signed on to sponsor or cosponsor bills that would end federal funding for motorcycle-only checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. During the past two years, federal, state and local governments spent more than a half million dollars on traffic police checkpoints that target motorcycles only. The AMA believes that […]

Distracted Driving Is Deadly Driving

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The perils of distracted driving take a front seat during May, which is designated as national Motorcycle Awareness Month. The initiative, supported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, encourages drivers to watch for motorcycles and understand that motorcycle riders enjoy the same rights and privileges as operators of other vehicles. The slogans are everywhere, […]

Governors’ Report: Motorcyclist Fatalities Fell 7 Percent In 2013

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For the second time in five years, motorcyclist fatalities are projected to decrease, according to a report released May 6 by the Governors Highway Safety Association, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. Dr. James Hedlund of Highway Safety North, a former senior official with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, authored the “Spotlight on Safety” report, […]

Tips For Riding A Motorcycle In The Rain

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Riding a motorcycle in the rain can be a nuisance, but sometimes it has to be done. Whether a rider is trying to get somewhere quickly or they just don’t feel like waiting for a storm to pass, sometimes riding in the rain is unavoidable. While the rain definitely complicates a ride, if it’s not […]

Caselli Foundation Established

Caselli Foundation Established

KTM Motorsports and FMF Racing, LLC have worked together with the Caselli family to set up a foundation to honor Kurt Caselli, who passed away in a tragic motorcycle accident on November 15, 2013. “My son, Kurt, loved to learn and he loved to race,” commented Kurt’s mother, Nancy Caselli. “He was inquisitive and investigative. […]

San Bernardino Police Conducting Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation

San Mateo Police Embrace Electric Motorcycles

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 […]

Allstate Searches For The Next Great Safety Idea

Allstate Searches For The Next Great Safety Idea

Motorcycle safety goes beyond investing the right protective motorcycle gear and maintaining the machine. A number of other efforts, ranging from awareness campaigns to Rider Risk Maps, are also available to help riders avoid harm. Allstate Insurance Company recently launched a new contest that aims to make the roads safer for all motorcyclists. The initiative, […]

AMA to celebrate 25th Anniversary Of Motorcycle Ohio

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The American Motorcyclist Association has a full plate of events scheduled for the summer, and the next is a celebration of a special safety effort that takes place right around the Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Motorcycle Ohio is marking its 25th anniversary with an event on the AMA Hall of Fame campus Saturday, Aug. 3. Motorcycle […]

New BMW Gear To Have Airbags In Motorcycle Apparel

New BMW Gear To Have Airbags In Motorcycle Apparel

Safety is one of the most important aspects of any motorcycle investment, no matter if it’s an individual bike or a specific piece of motorcycle gear. That may be part of the reason why BMW Motorrad teamed up with Dainese to create a new line of motorcycle apparel equipped with all of the latest innovations […]