Motorcyclists departed from Shanksville, Pennsylvania, to ride across Maryland and Virginia Friday morning in honor of the responders and victims of the September 11, 2011 terrorist attacks.
Some 50 U.S. House members have signed onto a bill that would bar the U.S. transportation secretary from providing funds for motorcycle-only checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. The measure, H.R. 904 authored by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), would prohibit the transportation secretary from providing grants or any funds to a state, county, town, township, […]
One of the more critical issues for motorcycle lobbyists in recent years has been the dispute over motorcycle-only checkpoints. The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and its political allies have been fighting against the funding for these checkpoints at both the state and federal level, as they believe the checkpoints unfairly single out motorcycle riders as […]
Bipartisan Congressional Letter Seeks To End Federal Funding Of Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints U.S. Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) and Tom Petri ((R-Wis.), together with 29 additional members of Congress, have sent a letter to the leadership of the House-Senate Surface Transportation Reauthorization Conference Committee requesting the inclusion of language in the conference report that would prohibit the […]
Although motorcycle-only checkpoints are not all that uncommon across the country, the legality of these stops has been called into question in numerous states. The American Motorcyclist Association recently revealed that Virginia is the latest state to ban the practice. At rallies and rides across the country, police have sought to promote safety by setting […]
In a victory for motorcyclists, Virginia is the latest state to bar motorcycle-only checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. On Feb. 28, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signed into law H.B. 187, which was introduced by Delegate C. Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah). The new law, which takes effect July 1, prohibits law enforcement agencies from establishing […]
Several states have attempted to set up motorcycle-only checkpoints in order to perform safety checks, but the legality of solely ticketing motorcyclists has been disputed. Virginia now finds itself at the center of controversy after the state allegedly singled out riders during the Virginia Beach Bike Classic. Matt Danielson, counsel to the Virginia Coalition of […]
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has expressed concern to Gov. Bob McDonnell over a recent motorcycle-only checkpoint in northern Virginia, calling the stop “discriminatory.” The Arlington County (Va.) Police Department conducted a motorcycle-only checkpoint on May 28 during the annual Rolling Thunder gathering in Washington, D.C. The Rolling Thunder event, held May 27-29, involved tens […]