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Bill introduced to block motorcycle-only checkpoints

A federal lawmaker has introduced legislation to prevent the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) from giving money to states and local jurisdictions for motorcycle-only checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. On March 3, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) introduced the bill. The legislation, with original co-sponsors Reps. Tom Petri (R-Wis.) and Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), would […]

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 […]

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. […]

Lawmakers Urge Suspension of Motorcycle Only Checkpoints

Federal lawmakers have sent a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood asking him to suspend a grant program that provides money for law enforcement agencies to set up motorcycle-only traffic checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. In a letter dated Sept. 30, House members told LaHood that safety-related funds would be better spent […]

Car Technology Could Save Motorcyclists Lives

Car Technology Could Save Motorcyclists Lives

In 2006, a major motorcycle accident study analyzed information from thousands of accidents, drew conclusions about the causes and looked for ways people can avoid accidents. The “Motorcycle Accident Cause Factors and Identification of Countermeasures,” was a study conducted by the University of Southern California, with funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, researchers investigated […]