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U.S. House highlights Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

The full U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously yesterday to pass a resolution (H. Res. 269) supporting the goals of May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. The measure, introduced by Reps. Giffords, D-Ariz., and Burgess, R-Texas, also encourages all road users to be more aware of motorcycles, all riders to get trained and ride responsibly and recognizes the contribution that motorcycles make to our nation's transportation mix.

10 things cars and truck should know about motorcycles

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation's mission is to make the nation's streets and highways safer for motorcyclists through rider training programs, operator licensing programs, and public information campaigns. While these priorities continue year-round, May is designated Motorcycle Awareness Month, which provides the MSF an additional opportunity to enhance drivers' awareness of motorcyclists who share the road with them just as the spring riding season kicks off.

Bus driver caught texting before crashing

Just days ago, a bus driver was caught on video texting for six minutes before crashing into a sports utility vehicle that had stopped in traffic. The driver of the SUV suffered neck injuries, but luckily no one was killed due to the bus driver's negligence. Caught Texting Video

Had it been a motorcycle the bus plowed into, the results might have been far more deadly. This is just one example of the inherent dangers motorcyclists face every day on the road - the danger of other motorists.

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Motorcycle Safety Achievment in Design

Motorcycle safety equipment has come a long way from the pudding-bowl helmets and unreinforced leathers of yesteryear, providing significantly better protection with plastic armor inserts, abrasion-resistant materials, range-limiting joint and neck protection, and of course, superior helmets. However, injuries still occur, sometimes serious.

Women motorcyclists hit the opened road

The first weekend in May saw women riders around the world banding together to share the open road, as well as flocking to new rider training courses around the country to help establish a world record--all to kick start Women Riders Month.

Harley-Davidson's Women Riders Month kicked-off with two special events in New York City and Milwaukee respectively in honor of International Female Ride Day on May 1, which was founded by Vicki Gray of Motoress.com to celebrate the millions of women who have already grabbed life by the handlebars.

Harley’s Chichlowski to chair Motorcycle Safety Foundation Board

Harley-Davidson's Julie Chichlowski has been appointed the new Chair of the Board for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF). She succeeds former MSF Chair of the Board David Edwards, who retired in April of 2009 from American Honda Motor Co., Inc. after 38 years of service.

Motorcycle Safety Foundation appoints new Chair

Julie Chichlowski has been appointed the new Chair of the Board for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF). She succeeds former MSF Chair of the Board David Edwards, who retired in April of 2009 from American Honda Motor Co., Inc. after 38 years of service.

Edwards joined the MSF Board in 2003, was elected Vice Chair in 2004, and became Chair in 2006.

Motorcycle safety author enters AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to announce another member of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2009: David Hough, acclaimed author of several well-known books on riding techniques. Hough will be among the motorcycling heroes honored at the 2009 induction ceremony at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas this Dec. 5.

"For many new motorcyclists, before they take a training course or even buy a motorcycle, they are introduced to proper riding through the books and columns of David Hough," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman.

Gary Mathers joins AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to announce the next member of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2009: accomplished racing director Gary Mathers. Mathers -- who produced 48 championships in road racing, dirt track, Supercross and motocross for Honda and Kawasaki -- will be among the motorcycling heroes honored at the 2009 induction ceremony at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas this Dec.

Palmgren to join AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to announce that National-winning dirt-track racer and successful tuner Chuck Palmgren is the next member of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2009. Palmgren -- who won multiple Mile events as a racer and earned a reputation as one of racing's leading tuners later in his career -- will be among the motorcycling heroes honored at the 2009 induction ceremony at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas this Dec.

US Marines learn to ride from Semper Ride

On June 25th The United States Marine Corps' motorcycle safety orientation film, Semper Ride, premiered to 22,500 Marines stationed at MCB Camp Lejeune, MCAS Cherry Point, and MCAS New River. On May 19th, the film also premiered to 3,000 Marines at MCAS Miramar near San Diego, California.

AMA welcomes Maggie McNally to Board of Directors

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to announce that longtime motorcyclist and rider safety coach Maggie McNally has been appointed to the AMA Board of Directors. McNally, who resides in Albany, N.Y., will represent individual members from the country's Northeast region on the AMA Board.

"Maggie's fresh perspective and enthusiasm for riding will certainly be welcome," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman.

Motorcycle accident lawyers launch MotorEagles

The motorcycle accident lawyers at MotorEagles represent motorcycle accident injury victims and now lend their legal expertise and enthusiasm for riding to the MotorEagles Web site, an online legal resource that offers advice about motorcycle accident laws and riding regulations.

Most people have a preconceived idea that it costs a lot of money to be represented by a skilled motorcycle accident attorney whose main focus is injury law.

Motorcycle safety author enters Hall of Fame

A motorcycle author from Agnew, Washington, who wrote what is considered the authoritative book on motorcycle safety will be inducted into the American Motorcycle Association's Hall of Fame.

David Hough's best advice to motorcyclists is "Take it seriously."

The second edition of his book, "Proficient Motorcycling," has sold about 150,000 copies.

He will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Dec. 5 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas with five others in the hall's class of 2009.

Best Slogans for Women and Motorcycling contest

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) is hosting a contest for a new slogan about women and motorcycling. The MSF Ride On! Write On! Contest will be launched at the International Women & Motorcycling Conference in Keystone, Co., August 18-22, 2009.