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Of Political Interest

Police Violate Fourth Amendment Rights

In Routine Traffic Stop of Club Member

By Tony Pan Sanfelipo
A December 2016 traffic stop in Austin, Texas, is getting lots of views on social media lately. In a video posted on the Motorcycle Profiling Project’s Facebook page1 a motorcycle club member is detained after a police officer observed him neglect to use a turn signal on his motorcycle. That traffic violation amounted to probable cause to pull the motorcycle rider over. Once detained, the traffic ...
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Urgent Motorcycle Riders Foundation Update

MRF Delivers Petition at First Meeting of the Motorcyclist Advisory Council, Asking to ‘Let Riders Speak’

A petition containing over 5,000 signatures was delivered to the first meeting of the Federal Highway Administration’s Motorcyclist Advisory Council on Tuesday. The document was presented by the Motorcycle Riders Foundation and demanded that the Council designate additional seats to represent the motorcycle rider community.
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ABATE OF Wisconsin Storms the Capitol

Time to Stand Up for Motorcyclists!

By Tony Sanfelipo
ABATE of Wisconsin was concerned about the number of motorcyclists injured by negligent motorists, and especially those injured by right of way violators. There was an inequity in the amount of punishment these violators faced, even for causing serious bodily injury or death.  A remedy to this situation was attained through the passage of ACT 466, a comprehensive motorcycle legislation victory fo...
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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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