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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…

Think Before you Drink Think Before you Drink

Motorcycle Fatalities Increase with Impairment Motorcyclists have many factors to keep in mind while riding, balance, environment, road conditions, other drivers, animals running out on the road and so much more. Riding takes skill, concentration and focus. When a rider adds alcohol to the mix, the results can be deadly. The Wisconsin Department of Motor…

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…

Shockwave Screaming Banshee Horn Shockwave Screaming Banshee Horn

NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART! Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys has been practicing motorcycle injury law for over 40 years. In those 40 plus years, we have dealt with every kind of motorcycle accident imaginable. There is obviously an inherent risk involved in riding, and some accidents are unavoidable despite the skills and experience of…

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?
  • May 13, 2016
  • By David Devereaux
  • Missouri

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…

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…

Loaners for Lovers:  Motorcycle Hangout’s Great Helmet Sharing Idea Loaners for Lovers:  Motorcycle Hangout’s Great Helmet Sharing Idea

Regardless of your thoughts on drinking, one thing is for certain, alcohol is indispensable. When the economy at its lowest, alcohol consumption goes on the rise, and if there’s one thing we need in hard times, it’s a good stiff drink. Running a close second, is the need to be loved. A local watering hole…

Is Your Motorcycle Helmet Snell Certified? Is Your Motorcycle Helmet Snell Certified?

Many Women On Wheels® members live by the motto “all the gear all the time”, but what do you really know about the quality of your gear and its ability to protect you? Take your helmet for example; while it provides shelter from the elements and may even be a stylish accessory, how do you…

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