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Free Motorcycle Safety Classes Offered in Pennsylvania

Great news for riders in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program (PA MSP) is back and is free to Pennsylvania class M permit and motorcycle license holders. The focus of the PA MSP is to teach motorcycle riders of all skill levels the fundamentals needed to reduce risks while operating motorcycles. The program offers four courses that include beginning riders, ...

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AMA Supports Lane-Splitting Legislation in Oregon and Washington

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The American Motorcyclist Association supports lane-splitting legislation that is under consideration in Oregon and Washington state during this legislative session. The legislation would permit riders to travel between cars using the maneuver commonly known as lane splitting. Two bills under consideration in Oregon would legalize this practice. S. 172, introduced by state Sen. Brian Boquist (R-Dallas), would permit motorcycle and ...

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Bipartisan Senate Bill Would Ban Federal Funding for Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

A bipartisan bill introduced today called the “Stop Motorcycle Checkpoint Funding Act” would restrict the Secretary of Transportation from granting funds to any government entity for a program to check helmet use or to create checkpoints for an operator of a motorcycle or a passenger on a motorcycle. It was introduced by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), ...

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2015 CLASS Motorcycle Schools Schedule is Announced

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Reg Pridmore’s CLASS Motorcycle Schools recently announced an exciting lineup of track dates and CLASS Schools for the coming season, with sessions in California, Virginia and Oregon. 3/9-10 — Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, CA 3/30 — Streets of Willow, Rosamond, CA 4/23 — Willow Springs Raceway, Rosamond, CA 4/24 — Streets of Willow, Rosamond, CA 4/28 — Sonoma Raceway, ...

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New Studies Show Lane Splitting is Safe

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This just in from the American Motorcyclist Association: Riding a motorcycle between two lanes of stopped or slowly moving traffic—a tactic known as lane splitting—is a relatively safe maneuver when both the motorcyclist and nearby drivers know the law and adhere to “safe and prudent” practices, according to two California studies released in October 2014. One report is a crash ...

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Harley-Davidson Riding Academy

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Remember the Coca-Cola commercial that began with young vocalists harmonizing, “I’d like to teach the world to sing” and ending with, “I’d like to buy the world a Coke”? It helped put the brand on the international stage. Well, take out the harmony, and cue up some American rock ’n’ roll as Harley-Davidson now plans to follow the same path. ...

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AMA Calls for RFS Overhaul

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The federal government’s Renewable Fuel Standard is a failed strategy that must be completely reconsidered and restructured, said Wayne Allard, vice president of government relations for the American Motorcyclist Association, last May. “The RFS is not working for Americans who breathe air, eat food, ride motorcycles, drive cars or mow their lawns. And, the action you’ll see around the U.S. ...

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American Motorcyclist Association Petition Calls for Return of Lane-Splitting Guidelines

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The American Motorcyclist Association has initiated a petition drive in attempt to convince the California Office of Administrative Law to allow state agencies to once again disseminate important information on safely and responsibly executing the motorcycling technique called lane splitting. A recent Office of Administrative Law order resulted in the California Highway Patrol, the Department of Motor Vehicles and other ...

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Complaint Forces CHP to Remove Lane-Splitting Guidelines from Website

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The California Highway Patrol and other state government agencies have been forced to remove information from their websites that was intended to help motorcyclists safely execute the allowed lane-splitting maneuver due to a single complaint from a Sacramento man. Kenneth Mandler, a longtime state employee who now conducts training sessions on how to get a state job, petitioned the California ...

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Ride to Work Day is Monday, June 16

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The 23rd annual worldwide Ride to Work Day will take place on Monday, June 16, and is expected to be one of the largest-ever, according to Ride to Work, the non-profit organization that coordinates this annual event. On Ride to Work Day, a much higher number of America’s 8,000,000 cycles and scooters are ridden to work. Some estimates put the ...

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