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Minnesota Passes Historic Lane-Filtering Legislation

Becomes the easternmost state to pass lane-filtering into law PICKERINGTON, Ohio (May 24, 2024) — With the signing of HF 5247 into law by Gov. Tim Walz (D) on Friday, May 24, Minnesota became the sixth state to legalize lane filtering. Minnesota is now the easternmost state to legalize.

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May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

AMA urges motorists to use increased caution during motorcycle riding season PICKERINGTON, Ohio (May 3, 2024) — As more riders return to the open road, the American Motorcyclist Association reminds motorists to look for motorcycles and extend courtesy to their two-wheeled counterparts this Motorcycle Awareness Month. May heralds the.

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American Motorcyclist Association Urges DOT to Act on Automated Driver System Regulations Following Tragic Collision

Calls on DOT Secretary Buttigieg to stand with motorcyclists to prevent further loss of life PICKERINGTON, Ohio (April 26, 2024) — In the wake of the most recent tragedy involving a fatal collision between a Tesla vehicle in autopilot mode and a motorcyclist in Washington state, the American Motorcyclist Association.

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AMA Press Releases Rights

AMA Strengthens Government Relations Department with New Additions

Bob Davis and Jeremy Robinson join AMA’s legislative efforts PICKERINGTON, Ohio (April 10, 2024) — Fortifying its mission to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling, the American Motorcyclist Association has added Grassroots Manager Bob Davis and Legislative Affairs Coordinator Jeremy Robinson to its Government Relations.

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Colorado Signs Motorcycle Lane-Filtering Legislation into Law

Joins California, Utah, Montana and Arizona as states that permit lane filtering PICKERINGTON, Ohio (April 9, 2024) — Colorado has become the fifth state to legalize lane filtering after Gov. Jared Polis (D) signed SB24-079 on April 4, allowing motorcycles to filter between stopped cars in traffic and at.

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Magazine News Rights

Unceasing Umphress

AMA Board Member Tom Umphress has worked tirelessly to better motorcycling for over two decades April 4, 2024 (This story appeared in the April 2024 edition of American Motorcyclist) By Keaton Maisano While it may have taken Tom Umphress nearly 30 years to get into motorcycling, he wasted no time.

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News Rights

100 Years of Historic AMA Rights Wins (Part Three)

April 3, 2024 (This story appeared in the April 2024 Edition of American Motorcyclist) By Joy Burgess As we’ve looked back over the last few months at some of the AMA’s biggest government relations wins over the past 100 years, we’ve been reminded of clashes with some of the.

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Congressional Motorcycle Caucus Continues to Take Shape

Rep. Walberg (R-MI) takes over caucus responsibilities ahead of retirement of Rep. Burgess (R-TX) PICKERINGTON, Ohio (March 26, 2024) — As Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) prepares to retire at the end of this term, House Motorcycle Caucus co-chair and AMA Life Member Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) will take over.

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News Rights

Consumer Choice Conundrum

AMA Government Relations Department combats potential gas-powered vehicle restrictions at state and federal levels The rising tide of electric, hybrid and alternative fuel automotive options has created increased concern among Congress, several state legislatures, and the American Motorcyclist Association’s Government Relations Department regarding potential gas-powered vehicle restrictions. “As exciting.

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100 Years of Historic AMA Rights Wins (Part Two)

March 5, 2024 (This story appeared in the March 2024 Edition of American Motorcyclist) By Joy Burgess Last month we looked back at some of the AMA’s historic legislative wins over the past century, including the creation of the AMA Legislative Department, and one of the most intense political-action campaigns.

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100 Years of Historic AMA Rights Wins (Part One)

February 6, 2024 (Story from the February 2024 edition of American Motorcyclist) By Joy Burgess Throughout the past 100 years, even long before a Legislative or Government Relations department was created, the AMA fought for the rights of motorcyclists. In 1929, for instance, E.C. Smith — who served as.

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Rights Refresh

The revamped AMA Government Relations Department hit the ground running in 2023, and is primed to successfully defend motorcyclists’ rights in 2024 Jan. 24, 2024 (Story from the January 2024 issue of American Motorcyclist) By Keaton Maisano The past 12 months brought about a bolstering of the AMA’s Government Relations.

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