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An Important Message to RIDERS from the MRF An Important Message to RIDERS from the MRF
  • February 10, 2017
  • By Megan J. Ekstrom, Vice President, Governement Affairs & Public Relations
  • Motorcycle legislation

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation, which provides leadership at the federal level for states’ motorcyclists’ rights organizations as well as motorcycle clubs and individual riders, has been actively pursuing a concern with the newly reestablished Motorcyclist Advisory Council or “MAC” – an entity designed to provide a dialogue between the motorcycle community and officials from the…

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…

Motorcycle Lane Splitting ab51Bill Moving Forward Motorcycle Lane Splitting ab51Bill Moving Forward

While lane-splitting (sometimes referred to as “lane sharing”) is legal in several European countries, and while other U.S. states have attempted to pass legislation allowing it, the practice has only been allowed in California. Lane splitting in California in and of itself is not a Vehicle Code Violation if done safely (i.e., not violating the…

Do Riders Take More Risks While Wearing A Helmet? Do Riders Take More Risks While Wearing A Helmet?

On April 27, 2016 the Missouri Senate Committee on Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety at 8:51am will consider legislation that will exempt motorcyclists 21 years of age and older from wearing a helmet if they have health insurance. Missouri would join 31 other states that have already embraced the ethic of choice. HB1464 made its…

Lemon Laws For Motorcycles? Lemon Laws For Motorcycles?
  • May 04, 2016
  • By David "Double D" Devereaux
  • Delaware

Delaware Extends Lemon Law Protection To Motorcyclists On April 20, 2016 Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed SB173 into law, an Act that brings motorcycles within the scope of the state’s automobile Lemon Law. Previously motorcycles were explicitly excluded from the definition of “automobile” as defined in Delaware Code Ann., Title 6, Sections 5001 through 5009….

Helmets, Head Injuries and the Right to Choose Helmets, Head Injuries and the Right to Choose

LB900, introduced by Senator Dave Bloomfield on January 11, may have some motorcyclists leaving their helmets at home in the near future. The final “priority” bill in the Nebraska Legislature for Bloomfield before he bumps into term limits, LB900 proposes to do several things: return the right to choose whether to wear a helmet or…

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…

Arizona Motorcyclists Are Full Throttle Ahead in Working with State Legislatures Arizona Motorcyclists Are Full Throttle Ahead in Working with State Legislatures

Motorcyclists from around Arizona have been lobbying their representatives to support HB 2345 in the current legislative session as the measure would do away with handlebar height restrictions and eliminate required grab bars for passengers. This measure was pushed strongly by the ABATE of Arizona and Arizona Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs and, as of now…

Malorie’s Law in Texas Causes Confusion for Thousands of Motorcyclists: PART II Malorie’s Law in Texas Causes Confusion for Thousands of Motorcyclists: PART II

After six incredibly long weeks of submitting media requests to the Texas Department of Public Safety to provide clarification on 10 questions raised by the January 1 implementation of Malorie’s Law, the responses finally arrived.   It’s worth noting, that these replies only arrived once an absolute fire-storm erupted online…when several high profile motorcycle publications began…

Malorie’s Law in Texas Causes Confusion for Thousands of Motorcyclists Malorie’s Law in Texas Causes Confusion for Thousands of Motorcyclists

A new law entitled “Malorie’s Law” went into effect on January 1 in Texas which is causing serious confusion for thousands of motorcyclists across the state. A wide range of professionals from the motorcycling industry in the state were contacted to find out how the law would affect them and every single contact expressed concern…

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