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AMA: Federal Task Force Wants Mandatory Motorcycle Helmet Laws

Motorcycle Helmet Laws A federal task force is poised to recommend that all states have mandatory helmet laws for all motorcyclists, which the task force...
AMA: Renewable Fuel Standard a Risk to Motorcycles

AMA: Renewable Fuel Standard a Risk to Motorcycles

Renewable Fuel Standard - Motorcycle Legislation The American Motorcyclist Association reported this week that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released its Renewable Fuel Standard...

Is Centers for Disease Control Trying to Reduce Motorcycle Use?

Motorcycle Legislation U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) is asking the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention whether it is trying to reduce motorcycle ridership...

AMA: President Signs Agricultural Act that Helps Deter Distribution of E15

Motorcycle Legislation The Agricultural Act of 2014 signed into law by President Barack Obama today contains a provision that helps deter distribution of E15 fuels...
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AMA Opposes Profiling of Motorcyclists by Government

The AMA Board of Directors has adopted and issued an official position statement objecting to the profiling of motorcyclists by government agencies.
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AMA Objects: National Monuments Jeopardizing Riding Lands

The AMA is objecting two new national monuments proposed by President Barack Obama that could jeopardize 1.6 million recreational land in Utah and Nevada.

GHSA: New Study Shows Motorcycle Safety Going in Wrong Direction

Motorcycle Safety /  Motorcycle Helmet Law Studies Early this month, the Governor's Highway Safety Association (GHSA) released a nerve-whacking study titled "Motorcyclist Traffic Fatalities by...
U.S. Forest Services Responds to Spikes on Motorcycle Trails

U.S. Forest Services Responds to Spikes on Motorcycle Trails

Spikes on Motorcycle Trails The U.S. Forest Service has investigated four incidents in which vandals endangered the lives of motorcyclists and all-terrain vehicle riders by...

Brammo Offers Retail Incentives as Federal Tax Credit Expires

Brammo Electric Motorcycles Due to the expiration of a 10-percent Federal Tax Credit, Brammo is offering its 2013 Empulse with a $2,000 retail incentive, and...
AMA: Majority in U.S. House Agree Ethanol Mandate has Problems

AMA: Majority in U.S. House Agree Ethanol Mandate has Problems

Motorcycle Legislation The Renewable Fuel Standard has a "serious problem" and must be reformed, according to a bipartisan group of congressmen who say 218 House...
Lane Splitting AB 51 Progresses in CA - Heads to Senate Appropriations Committee

Lane Splitting AB 51 Progresses in CA – Heads to Senate Appropriations Committee

On June 14, AB 51, which codifies the act of lane splitting and finally provides some legal guidelines, passed the California State Senate Transportation Committee with zero opposition.
AMA: Senate Transportation Bill Includes Recreational Trails Program

AMA: Senate Transportation Bill Includes Recreational Trails Program

Motorcycle Legislation The transportation bill announced Tuesday by U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee includes a reauthorization of...
U.S. House Votes to Retain NHTSA Motorcycle Lobbying Ban

U.S. House Votes to Retain NHTSA Motorcycle Lobbying Ban

Motorcycle Legislation The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill late Tuesday that reaffirms Congress' intent to prohibit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from...

Bill Created to Stop Funding for Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

Motorcycle Legislation News A U.S. lawmaker has introduced a bill to not only end funding for motorcycle-only checkpoints but also to put more emphasis on...
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Lane-Splitting Law AB 51 Achieves Concurrence in CA State Assembly

Lane-Splitting Law AB 51 Achieves Concurrence in CA State Assembly California's lane-splitting law, AB 51 has had quite an adventure this week. On Monday, the California State...