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AMA Press Releases

American Motorcyclist Association urges extra travel caution during Independence Day holiday

Risk for motorcyclists heightened during annual celebration of American freedom

AMA Press Release

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association urges all road users to exercise extra caution and remain sober while driving or riding during the Independence Day holiday and the following weekend.

"On a holiday commemorating the birth of the many freedoms Americans enjoy, the AMA asks all road users to take extra precautions while exercising their freedom to travel this Independence Day," AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman said. "Motorists should be on the lookout for the many motorcyclists who will be on the road during what, for many, will be an extended weekend.

"And all road users should refrain from operating their vehicles when they are not sober," Dingman said.

Motorcyclists and motorists alike should exercise caution on America's roadways during the Independence Day holiday and the following weekend. Photo by Jeff Kardas

Communities across the country will stage festivals, celebrating our nation's founding with live music, food, drink, parades and fireworks displays. In addition, families and friends will be attending picnics, and backyard cookouts.

People traveling to and from these events should exercise extra caution on the roads. Impaired and distracted driving becomes more prevalent during holiday travel times, increasing the risk to all motorists. But motorcyclists are always more vulnerable than other road users.

"Let's all do our part to make sure everyone on the road arrives at their destinations safely and is able to celebrate the holiday with friends and family," Dingman said. "Motorists and motorcyclists, alike, should leave extra space between their vehicles and those nearby, take an extra look before changing lanes or making a left turn and reduce speed for extra safety."

The AMA is working to make America's highways safer for motorcyclists.

The AMA has been at the forefront in dealing with distracted driving by motorists and has been active to ensure that motorcyclists are accounted for in the development and deployment of automated vehicle technology.

Please visit for the official AMA position statement on Distracted and Inattentive Vehicle Operation.

The AMA's position statement on automated vehicles is available at


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