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MSF emphasizes five critical safety items for motorcyclists

As spring fever sets in, millions of motorcyclists are taking to highways and back roads across the United States. In recognition of May Motorcycle Awareness Month, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) reminds all motorcyclists to follow these five critical safety messages:

1. Get Trained and Licensed - Take an MSF RiderCourse and get licensed by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Visit www.msf-usa.org or call (800) 446-9227.

AMA Racing Championship Banquet in Las Vegas

One of the most amazing weekends in two-wheeled motorsports this year is gearing up for Dec. 4-5 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. On Friday night at the AMA Racing Championship Banquet, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) will recognize its 2009 amateur racing champions.
MSF Reminder - April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

MSF Reminder – April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

  April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation would like to remind drivers that motorcyclists are out there. “Fender-benders are rare in...

KYMCO added to Motorcycle Safety Program

The State of Minnesota is adding twenty-one (21) new KYMCO 2010 Quannon 150 motorcycles to the fleet of bikes that serves its extensive rider education and safety program. The KYMCO vehicles were chosen after a competitive bidding process that evaluated quality, performance and price.

"The Quannon proved to have enough power to do well on the training range, and it is a very manageable bike for beginner riders," said Bill Shaffer, Administrator of the Minnesota Motorcycle Safety Program.

FIM: New European Motorcycle Platform

Motorcycling News

On June 28th 2010 the European Commission launched its new "Motorcycle Platform" to engage with motorcyclists across the 27 member states of the EU. This decision is strongly welcomed by the FIM, Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme, the governing body of motorcycling.

Lawmakers Back Motorcycle Checkpoints Ban

Motorcycle Legislation

Federal lawmakers have sent a bipartisan letter to the leadership of a key U.S. House committee to urge support for a bill that prohibits federal funding for motorcycle-only traffic checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.

Road Deaths Hit Record Lows

Fatalities Decline

The Association of Constructors for European Motorcycles (ACEM) reports that road deaths are at a record low. For the first time, the International Transport Forum (IFT) puts the figure at less than 150,000 killed in road accidents.

Aging Motorcyclists: Higher Injury, Death Risk

Motorcycle Study

Motorcycle riders across the country are growing older, and the impact of this trend is evident in emergency rooms daily. Doctors are finding that these aging road warriors are more likely to be injured or die as a result of a motorcycle mishap compared to their younger counterparts.

AMA Battles Motorcycle Only Checkpoints

AMA Government News

A federal traffic safety agency is offering law enforcement agencies hundreds of thousands of dollars to set up checkpoints that target only motorcyclists, and the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) wants to know why.

Motorcycle Deaths Down Dramatically in 2009

Crash Report

A report released today by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reveals that motorcycle fatalities declined in 2009 by at least ten percent. Based on preliminary data, GHSA is projecting that motorcycle fatalities declined from 5,290 in 2008 to 4,762 or less in 2009.

AMA: Motorcycle Crash Prevention Resolution

Motorcycle Legislation

U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) and his colleagues introduced House Resolution 239 on May 2 to retain the ban on state and local lobbying by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.

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.

Indiana Bans Texting While Driving

Motorcycle Safety

Last month, North Dakota became the 31st state to ban texting while driving, which presents major risks to motorcyclists.

Following this safety trend, Indiana has also banned texting while driving, it was reported Wednesday by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA).

PennDOT: Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Motorcycle Safety

PennDOT today announced a new comprehensive motorcycle safety campaign, Live Free Ride Alive, as part of its continuing and aggressive effort to reduce the number of motorcycle crashes and fatalities on Pennsylvania roadways.

Governor Edward G. Rendell has proclaimed May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Pennsylvania.

California Issues New Traffic Safety Grants

Motorcycle Safety

The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) today announced the award of over $67 million for 198 traffic safety grants to agencies and communities across the state.

The new grants will be used to build upon the efforts that have seen dramatic declines in deaths and injuries on California's roadways in recent years.