Senators Want To Stop Motorcycle Only Checkpoints

cycle checkpointWashington DC Senators from New Hampshire, Wisconsin and West Virginia have introduced legislation to end federal funding for motorcycle-only checkpoints.  The bill was introduced Wednesday March 5th and is Co-Sponsored by both Republican and Democratic Senators.

The bill would prohibit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)  from issuing grants to states to set up checkpoints where motorcycle riders are targeted by police to check that their vehicles meet state standards for noise, tire condition and other requirements, and are also checked for safety gear during the checkpoints.

The senators argue that the checkpoints are discriminatory, and unnecessary since motorcycle riders are subject to state registration, inspection, licensing and helmet laws and must stop at sobriety check points like all other drivers.

To send a pre-written letter to your Senator asking him or her to support this bill, click over to the AMA website for a form you can fill online.

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  7. @RMowery Piss off im both a truck driver and class m license holder. Are you such an amazing driver you can bash on truck drivers? Everyday people are killed by semis cause they have no regard for their safety. Swerving in front of semis to “beat” them to a stoplight. It takes 400 yards to stop a fully loaded rig. Next time remember that when you “race” a semi. Cuz in the long run we will win.

  8. Join ABATE, American Biker’s Aiming Toward Education, to prevent this from happening.

  9. Loud pipes save lives! Cars as well as bikes get additions later so it is apples to apples! the person above clearly wasn't popular in high school and has huge issues with the human race in general. I ride a Harley and when a car can hear me coming its a good day! :) PS I guess I am the bitch in leathers and I bought them all by myself!

  10. Hey Dummy…..I own two Harley's, both stock mufflers, but added Hi-intensity lights and strobing hi-intensity Tail Lights so Dummies can see me as so many of you forget you are in a Car and not your living room with the Stereo blaring.

    I bought extra safety equipment…..wear the best safety gear possible….and share the road with other drivers.

    Do you do the same?

  11. Things like these are usually brought on because of the abuse by the participants and the general public gets tired of having to put up with them. How many of you know a biker that thinks it’s cool to rev their enigne or take off making as much noise as they can “without” regard to anyone in the immediate area? I know almost every swinging Richard has done it. It comes with the machimo of bike ownership. And how many do you knw that have modified their exhaust or safety equipment? Know anybody that can’t afford new tires? You know all of this is true but I’m sure some of you will want to compare Apples(cars) and Motorcycles(Oranges) just to try and justify acting stupid or illegal.
    I’m not against motorcycles. I’ve had a M-1 license since I was 16 but in todays world EVERYBODY thinks they are Easy Rider and act like asses just because they can affort some leathers for their Bitch.
    So what’s next? No Semi-Truck inspections? Because if that’s the case those guys need a road to themselves! Have you seen what they are letting drive those things?
    Personally, I never had a problem but I grew up in a different time. Today with he packs of riders abusing every traffic law they can get away with. Perhaps a break in the middle isn’t a bad thing!

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