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Virginia Outlaws Motorcycle Only Checkpoints

Virginia is latest state to ban "motorcycle only" checkpoints.

In a victory for motorcyclists, Virginia is the latest state to bar motorcycle-only checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. On Feb. 28, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signed into law H.B. 187, which was introduced by Delegate C. Todd Gilbert… Continue Reading

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The Proper Way to Approach a Motorcycle Only Checkpoint

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There’s a good chance you may encounter one of these “Motorcycle only” checkpoints as this rider.  This is the proper way to act when confronted with these illegal and unconstitutional roadblocks.

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American Motorcyclist Association Seeks End to Virginia Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has expressed concern to Gov. Bob McDonnell over a recent motorcycle-only checkpoint in northern Virginia, calling the stop “discriminatory.” The Arlington County (Va.) Police Department conducted a motorcycle-only checkpoint on May 28 during the annualRolling Thunder gathering… Continue Reading

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Georgia Motorcyclists Ride on The Capitol To Protest Checkpoints

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Over 300 motorcyclists roared into downtown Atlanta and surrounded the State Capitol Wednesday March 23, 2011 to protest the recent Georgia State Patrol motorcycle only checkpoints. Using a $70,000 grant from the National Transportation Highway Safety Administration NHTSA, the State… Continue Reading

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Despite Checkpoints Motorcyclists Turn Out to Honor Slain Trooper

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When it comes to showing their support, Georgia motorcyclists choose to put aside politics and just ride. Close to a thousand motorcyclists turned out last weekend to honor slain Georgia State Patrol Trooper Chadwick LeCroy in the first Line of Duty… Continue Reading

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Bill introduced to block motorcycle-only checkpoints

A federal lawmaker has introduced legislation to prevent the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) from giving money to states and local jurisdictions for motorcycle-only checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. On March 3, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) introduced the… Continue Reading

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Motorcycle Checkpoints May End Up in Supreme Court

Disputing the Constitutionality of Motorcycle Only Checkpoints

NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Motorcyclists across the nation are awaiting a decision from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York which they hope will declare New York’s “motorcycle only” roadway checkpoints to be… Continue Reading