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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…

Feds Move Forward with Motorcycle Advisory Council Feds Move Forward with Motorcycle Advisory Council

Motorcyclists Severely Underrepresented WASHINGTON, DC Motorcyclists across the country were discouraged to find out that the Federal Highway Administration will only require one motorcyclist to serve on an Advisory Council supposedly dedicated to representing those who ride. The Motorcyclist Advisory Council, a newly reestablished group, is supposed to serve and advise the Federal Highway Administration…

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…

Independent Motorcyclists in Idaho Uniting to Fight Motorcycle Profiling Independent Motorcyclists in Idaho Uniting to Fight Motorcycle Profiling

On October 1st, ABATE of Southern Idaho hosted a “Legislative Fundraiser” to support their efforts to pass an anti-motorcycle profiling law in 2017. I was invited to participate and speak to the community about the process of successfully passing the law in Idaho. What stood out to me the most about my trip to Idaho…

Majority of Veterans Motorcycle Clubs Denied Access to Public Accommodations Majority of Veterans Motorcycle Clubs Denied Access to Public Accommodations

Bobby Colella served in the infantry for 21 years and spent much of that time overseas helping protect citizens of other countries from threats of brutal dictators. He fought in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 05-06, in Ramadi and Fallujah, and Baqubah in 07-08. Bobby says, “I knew I was forfeiting my personal freedoms as an…

Excessive Force and Motorcyclists Excessive Force and Motorcyclists

“Without a doubt, the most controversial issue in American policing is the use of force by police officers. On too many occasions, we have seen newspaper headlines reporting that an individual has been brutalized or, worse yet, killed by the police. The consequences of excessive and deadly force have been severe, affecting both police organizations…

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…

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…

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