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California Studies Highlight Advantages Of Responsible Lane Splitting

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Riding a motorcycle between two lanes of stopped or slowly moving traffic — a tactic known as lane splitting — is a relatively safe maneuver when both the motorcyclist and nearby drivers know the law and adhere to “safe and prudent” practices, according to two California studies released this week. One report is a crash […]

Lower Gas Prices Means More Bang For Your Buck

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The average cost of gas in the U.S. has dropped to a new low, that hasn’t been seen in over several years, according to the American Automobile Association. The national average, as of Oct 20, stood at $3.10 – the lowest price since February 1, 2011. In some areas of the country gas has fallen […]

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 […]

AIMExpo Scheduled For October

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Motorcycle riders will flock to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, October 16 to 19, for the 2014 American International Motorcycle Expo. Attendees will be given the opportunity to learn more about motorcycles and get an up-close look at new products. “Trade attendees have access to the most comprehensive education and networking opportunities in the […]

Crowdfunding For Skully AR-1 Helmet Exceeds 1.3 Million

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The Skully AR-1 is being touted as the most technologically advanced motorcycle helmet ever created. Already the company has reached more than 1.3 million in crowdfunding in the United States. So what’s so great about the AR-1? Featuring a heads-up display, rear-view camera, smartphone connectivity and GPS mapping, this helmet has everything a rider needs to […]

Skully Unveils High-Tech Motorcycle Helmet

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Helmets are getting more technologically advanced these days, keeping riders safer and more comfortable. The most recently released high-tech helmet comes from Skully. The helmet manufacturer recently unveiled its new AR-1 helmet, which allows riders to see what’s behind them and in their blind spots without having to turn their head. Not to mention, the helmet […]

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 […]

Ride To Work Day Is Monday, June 16th

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More Motorcycle and Scooter Riders On the Road on Monday, June 16th This Year The 23rd annual worldwide Ride to Work Day is expected to be one of the largest-ever, according to Ride to Work, the non-profit organization that coordinates this annual event. On Ride to Work Day a much higher number of America’s 8,000,000 […]

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, […]