10 Search results

For the term "checkpoints".

My Editorial Rant Before Congress Joins the Fray Over Motorcycle Only Checkpoints

Though clearly unconstitutional in the best sense of the word, the motorcycle-only safety checkpoint continues to crank up controversy among lawmakers who say the inspections are simply another example of intrusive federal policies. And they are undoubtedly that and more. But now a measure inserted into the House transportation bill...

Bikers in Virginia Fight the Good Fight Against Motorcycle Only Checkpoints

It’s just not the American way and roughly akin to what has come to be known as ‘profiling’ when it’s applied to cagers. I refer, of course, to the nefarious practice police have in some jurisdictions of stopping motorcyclists by the side of the road simply because they’re riding motorcycles....

Motorcycle Checkpoints Upheld in New York State And That's Just Plain Wrong

A federal judge has sided with the New York State Police and denied  the contention of motorcyclists that their constitutional rights are being violated by New York State Police highway checkpoints which stopped thousands of riders and ticketed them. The checkpoint stops were part of a 2008 statewide initiative by...

Should Anti-Helmet Law Lobby Groups Seek to Silence the Helmet Law Critics Entirely

While traveling on American roads has become safer today than at any point in the past five decades,  one group has been left behind: motorcyclists. Some 4,500 die every year in crashes, and that hit home hard here in Michigan in the last couple of weeks. It should be noted...

Do Something Positive For Your Fellow Riders and Sign This Petition

If you check us out once in awhile, you know our take on the heinous, unconstitutional practice that is the “motorcycle only checkpoint.” In a nutshell, the motorcycle only checkpoint is a road stop set up purely to harass motorcyclists under the thinly-veiled pretext of undertaking “safety” inspections by the...

Shocking News Riding a Motorcycle Still A Dangerous Pursuit

A report hot off the presses from  the U.S. Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) says that little to no progress was made in reducing motorcyclist fatalities in 2011. Based on preliminary data from 50 states and the District of Columbia, the GHSA data says that motorcycle fatalities remained at around...