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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 (AMA) once again urges the Department

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10 Questions with AMA Rights Warrior Nick Haris

Spend a few questions with the newly appointed — but longtime AMA employee and motorcyclist — Government Relations Director Nick Haris September 6, 2023 (Story from August edition of American Motorcyclist) By Keaton Maisano In May, the AMA announced the restructuring of its Government Relations Department to better serve its members throughout the country. Focusing on

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AMA Fights Unconstitutional Connecticut “Looney” Bill Threatening Motorcyclists’ Rights

S.B. 96 pushes non-consensual organ donation for motorcycle crash victims not wearing a helmet PICKERINGTON, Ohio (January 31, 2023) — The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) recently expressed outrage and began the fight against Connecticut’s proposed legislation, S.B. 96, which would presuppose that any street-riding motorcyclist killed would automatically become an organ donor if they were not

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Lane-Filtering Support Revs Up

By Kali Kotoski The 2023 legislative year could see a raft of lane-filtering legislation introduced around the country, and wherever that happens, rider safety will improve (if filtering/splitting is done correctly) and American will move a step or two closer to adopting riding/traffic practices that are standard in many parts of the world. At a

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Inflation Reduction Act Neglects Electric Motorcycles

By Kali Kotoski Nov. 15, 2022 The Inflation Reduction Act recently signed into law by President Biden fails to support the motorcycle industry’s push into the electrification of two-wheeled transportation by not including tax credits meant to lower the cost of EVs. The law aims to reshape the nation’s energy sector and spur the production

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To Protect Against Rising Motorcycle Theft, Check Your Insurance

November 1, 2022 By Kali Kotoski The AMA’s Government Relations Department has been receiving reports from members that insurance companies are not paying out motorcycle theft claims due to a lack of paperwork and unannounced policy changes. In 2021, motorcycle thefts were up 26 percent compared to 2020, and in 2020 they were up 30

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Arizona Legalizes Lane Filtering; Utah Extends Law for an Additional Five Years

Arizona the latest state to allow lane filtering, while Utah is seeing success PICKERINGTON, Ohio (March 28, 2022) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a law legalizing lane filtering after the bill cruised through both the Senate and House chambers with strong bipartisan support. The law now puts the state in the company of

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Leading Motorcycling Organizations Meet With Department of Transportation Secretary Buttigieg

The Motorcycle Industry Council, American Motorcyclist Association, and Motorcycle Safety Foundation join forces to share the priorities of the motorcycling community and industry with U.S. Department of Transportation PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Feb. 16, 2022) — In a collaborative effort to raise awareness of key issues and opportunities facing the motorcycle industry, riders, and motorcycle safety, the

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Pikes Peak Hill Climb Discontinues Motorcycle Competition

The decision follows the 2019 fatal crash of four-time champion Carlin Dunne and ends an event that has challenged motorcycle racers since 1916 August 19, 2021 By Kali Kotoski Motorcycle competition at the legendary Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is no more, following a recent decision by the organization’s Board of the Directors after it

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Triumph Motorcycles to Enter into Motocross and Enduro Segments

The famed British marque enlists Ricky Carmichael and Iván Cervantes to spearhead racing development August 10, 2021 By Kali Kotoski Triumph Motorcycles will enter into the Motocross and Enduro motorcycle segments with a myriad of competition-focused motorcycles, the company announced late last month. The decision to grow the brand’s footprint with an all-new competition MX

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