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Largest Honda Dealer in the US Under Investigation

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Southern Honda Powersports, the largest Honda dealer with locations in Tennessee and Florida is under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),  the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Nashville and the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office for allegedly selling unsafe motorcycles,… Continue Reading

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American Motorcyclist Association Raises Questions About New Federal Transportation Bill

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PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is asking some pointed questions related to motorcycling priorities following a news conference by a powerful U.S. House committee chairman. Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and… Continue Reading

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Federal lawmakers oppose state lobbying by safety agency

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) and his colleagues introduced House Resolution 239 on May 2 to retain the ban on state and local lobbying by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. The bi-partisan resolution instead urges the… Continue Reading

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U.S. lawmakers want agency to focus on motorcycle crash prevention

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PICKERINGTON, Ohio — U.S. lawmakers want a federal traffic safety agency to concentrate on motorcycle crash prevention and rider education — instead of trying to lobby state lawmakers to enact mandatory helmet laws, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.)… Continue Reading

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Pimping the Georgia State Patrol

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It was my intention to write this editorial AFTER I returned from Daytona Bike Week. You know what they say about “good intentions” right?  There’s a road paved to you-know-where with them, and sometimes in this business I feel like… 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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Are We Heading to A Mandatory National Helmet Law?

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The head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) told a congressional panel on Sept. 28 that he wants to work with Congress to promote helmet use among motorcyclists across the United States. Addressing the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on… Continue Reading

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Motorcycle Deaths Decrease in 2009

Fewer Motorcyclists Die in 2009

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — In what can only be considered good news for motorcyclists, federal officials have reported that motorcycling deaths on the nation’s roads dropped by 16 percent in 2009 compared to the previous year, according to the American Motorcyclist… Continue Reading