Position Statements


The American Motorcyclist Association monitors trends in motorcycling, policy, practices and legislation at the local, state, national and international levels to quickly identify and act on any threats to the motorcycling lifestyle or the future of motorcycling.

In the vast majority of these instances, the AMA staff, with assistance from AMA members, responds effectively to the concern. But, from time to time, some issues assume a greater importance that prompts action by the AMA Board of Directors.

The AMA Board of Directors adopts and publishes position statements that delineate the organization’s official stance on the issue at hand.

To date, the Board of Directors has issued position statements on these six topics:

Automated Vehicles and the Safety of Motorcyclists

The safety of motorcyclists is of singular importance to the mission of the American Motorcyclist Association. As technology allows vehicles to

Motorcyclist Profiling

The American Motorcyclist Association has long advocated for the rights of motorcyclists and the motorcycling lifestyle. The AMA, in diligently…

Lane Splitting

The American Motorcyclist Association places significant emphasis on motorcycle operator and passenger safety. On every type of public roadway,…

Voluntary Helmet Use

The American Motorcyclist Association, as part of a comprehensive motorcycle safety program to help reduce injuries and fatalities in the event of…

Motorcycle Rider Education

The American Motorcyclist Association has continually advocated a comprehensive motorcycle safety program as a means of preventing motorcycle…

Excessive Motorcycle Sound

Since its inception in 1924, the American Motorcyclist Association has maintained a position of strong opposition to excessive motorcycle sound….

Distracted and Inattentive Vehicle Operation

All road users are responsible for the safe operation of their vehicles on public roads and highways. Advances in mobile technology have made it…

Access to Public Lands

The American Motorcyclist Association supports responsible recreational access to public lands for the use of off-highway vehicles, including…