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Motorcycle Only Checkpoints Still a Reality in Many States Motorcycle Only Checkpoints Still a Reality in Many States

Motorcycle Only Checkpoints Still a Reality in Many States. Imagine riding your motorcycle to a benefit and seeing a sign saying “Motorcycles must exit at rest area.” Although you’ve done nothing wrong, and your motorcycle registration and insurance are up to date and current, you will be subject to a random seizure and inspection. You…

Lane Splitting is Officially Legal in California and now the Fine Tuning Begins Lane Splitting is Officially Legal in California and now the Fine Tuning Begins

Lane splitting, long legal in California, is now “officially” recognized as such.  Let the fine tuning begin! After years of being an accepted practice in California, “lane splitting” officially became legal in the state as of Aug. 19 when Governor Jerry Brown signed in it into law. The lane splitting bill, commonly referred to as…

Oklahoma Senate Introduces Legislation Addressing Motorcycle Profiling Oklahoma Senate Introduces Legislation Addressing Motorcycle Profiling

The Oklahoma State Senate has introduced SB 1457, a result of grassroots efforts related to motorcycle profiling. This legislation models the law passed unanimously in Washington State in 2011. It requires all law enforcement in the state to adopt a written policy condemning and preventing motorcycle profiling and combines basic training related to preventing the…

Washington State Proposes Comprehensive Civil Rights Protection For Motorcyclists Washington State Proposes Comprehensive Civil Rights Protection For Motorcyclists

A newly proposed law in Washington State would give motorcyclists access to essential civil rights protection currently enjoyed by other protected classes. The Washington State Senate and House, at the request of the Washington State Council of Clubs and the Motorcycle Profiling Project, have both proposed identical legislation, SB 6624/ HB 2950, that would add…

Maryland Anti-Motorcycle Profiling Legislation Likely To Pass Maryland Anti-Motorcycle Profiling Legislation Likely To Pass

Maryland is poised to become the 2nd state in America to pass legislation addressing the issue of motorcycle profiling. In 2015, anti-motorcycle profiling legislation passed the Maryland Senate unanimously but unfortunately ran out of time. This year, SB 233/HB 0785 is receiving widespread support in both the state Senate AND House. The Maryland Confederation of…

Six California Motorcycle Laws You Need to Know Six California Motorcycle Laws You Need to Know

Though the sense of freedom on the open road is what draws so many of us to motorcycles, it is important to understand and follow California motorcycle laws. Responsible riding can help you avoid traffic citations and fines, but more importantly, seriously reduce your risk of getting into a motorcycle accident. Here are six California…

Motorcycle Profiling Defined Motorcycle Profiling Defined

There are an estimated 10 million registered motorcyclists in America representing all walks of life.  They include doctors, lawyers, business owners, military veterans, blue collar workers, and even state legislators. Unfortunately, the overly-broad outlaw biker stereotype embraced by many in law enforcement results in selective enforcement and discriminatory traffic stops targeting a sizable portion of…

Equal Access For Motorcyclists Equal Access For Motorcyclists

EQUAL ACCESS FOR MOTORCYCLISTS EXPLAINED Restricted access to public accommodations and public spaces is one of the most common issues facing motorcycle club members across America. Individuals wearing clothing displaying the names or symbols of motorcycle organizations are commonly denied access to bars, restaurants, conventions, courthouses, fairs, race tracks, shows and other events. And although…

Are Texas Gang Laws Overly Broad? Are Texas Gang Laws Overly Broad?

Texas gang law is overly broad, applies to almost every conceivable association imaginable, and unjustly denies the constitutional rights of individuals that have not engaged or conspired to engage in criminal activity. The implications of an overly broad law includes chilling 1st Amendment associations.  The implications also include mass arrests redefining the principle that probable…

Unifying the Motorcycle Rights Movement In Your State Unifying the Motorcycle Rights Movement In Your State

Washington State represents a model for unifying motorcycle clubs and independents towards the common goal of protecting motorcycle rights and liberties. Many states are preparing legislative agendas as the 2016 legislative session quickly approaches.  In 2011, Washington State unanimously passed the first law addressing motorcycle profiling in America and a large part of that success…

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