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Conspicuity and Safer Riding

State laws further define the rules of operation in a particular state.

By Tony Sanfelipo
Along with all the high visibility clothing, like Conspicuity’s See-Me and Super See-Me vests, advanced lighting systems for motorcycles have improved safety for motorcyclists.
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Legalize Drunk Driving!

Am I over the legal limit?

By Jeffrey Tucker from Beautiful Anarchy, image from Bob T.
Most people have been there: a few drinks at a restaurant or bar and then into the car to get home. Am I over the legal limit? Hard to say. Is my driving impaired? It doesn’t seem to be. But what if I get stopped? Will I lose my license, go to jail, and be disgraced in front of the community? It’s a frightening prospect.
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A Successful Lobby Day

Making it look easy

By Tony "Pan" Sanfelipo
ABATE of Wisconsin has been fighting for motorcyclist’s rights since 1974. Known for repealing the mandatory helmet law for adults in 1978, ABATE has continued to represent the rights and safety of the state’s motorcyclists in a variety of ways.
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Lakefront Noise Bill Passes Illinois House

Lake Shore Drive sweeps past the Gold Coast neighborhood of downtown Chicago

By Steven Dahlman, Loop North News, Skyline/Inside Publications assisted with this story
HB2361 would allow the city to install a noise monitoring system, like one at O’Hare International Airport, to analyze vehicle noise 24 hours a day along Lake Shore Drive.
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It's Against the Code of the West

By the Bikernet Climate Research Team
I’m going to devote this page to news and views regarding Climate Change and the excuse it gives government agencies to regulate the population.
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Transportation Shakeout from the 2016 Election

NMA E-Newsletter

From the National Motorists Association, Edited by Rogue
We as motorcyclist should pay attention to anything that has to do with roadways, bridges, road dividing barriers etc. as in the past they have been designed for automobiles.
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2016 MRF Meeting of the Minds Report

Roll Call of States Represented

Provided by the MRF
Check who showed up and the Meeting of the Minds and the motorcycle legislative topics covered.
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The GHSA represents the state and territorial highway safety, but they were mistaken, as the MRF points out

Produced by the Motorcycle Riders Foundation, MRF
Last week, the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) released its preliminary data and findings regarding motorcycle fatalities in 2015. The GHSA represents the state and territorial highway safety offices that implement programs to address highway safety. Although GHSA’s primary mission is to improve traffic safety, their latest report appears to be more focused on thinly veiled demands fo...
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