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  • Bipartisan Senate bill would ban federal funding for motorcycle-only checkpoints

    1/9/2015 9:22:31 AM

    A bipartisan bill introduced today by U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) would prohibit the use of federal funds in establishing motorcycle-only checkpoints.

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  • AMA News and Notes: January 2015

    1/1/2015 10:49:00 AM

    AMA News & Notes is a monthly publication compiled and edited by the American Motorcyclist Association Government Relations Department. Designed to inform motorcyclists of rights-related issues and events in the United States and around the world, AMA News & Notes welcomes your input.

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  • U.S. Forest Service responds to concerns about dangerous spikes along Western states trails

    12/19/2014 3:09:40 PM

    The U.S. Forest Service has investigated four incidents in which vandals endangered the lives of motorcyclists and all-terrain vehicle riders by burying spikes along trails used by off-highway vehicles and others, the American Motorcyclist Association reports.

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  • CDC task force opens meetings to public

    12/18/2014 9:05:37 AM

    As a result of urgings from the AMA, the Community Preventive Services Task Force of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control is reopening its meetings to the public. The AMA repeatedly objected to the CDC’s expanded focus on motorcycle safety and urged the agency to allow expert federal agencies, such as the Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, to address roadway and vehicle safety issues.

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  • Off-road riding protections, limits on sage grouse rules included in two bills passed by Congress

    12/16/2014 3:30:41 PM

    The National Defense Authorization Act of 2015 and the so-called CRomnibus spending bill, passed by both chambers of Congress last week, include provisions beneficial to riders of off-highway motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, but some new Wilderness designations may infringe on access to public lands.

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