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One word—yes.

On May 7, U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) introduced H.R. 1861, the Stop Motorcycle Checkpoint Funding Act. The bill will protect motorcyclists’ rights and promote crash prevention as the most effective use of taxpayer money to save motorcyclists’ lives.

The bill incorporates Sensenbrenner’s legislation (H.R. 904) introduced in the previous Congress. H.R. 904 would have prohibited the U.S. Department of Transportation from providing funds to state and local authorities for the purpose of creating motorcycle-only checkpoints.

This bill is critical to ending the discriminatory practice of MOCs.

To view the AMA's efforts to end motorcycle-only checkpoints, go to http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/rights/motorcycleonlycheckpoints.aspx.

You—the motorcyclist— can count on the AMA to watch your six while you enjoy the freedom of riding.

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Comments  1

  • Blake Edwards 31 May

    Hello,
      Last year so i was told by a  NY STATE TROOPER thirty percent of motorcycle accidents were alcohol related, and that they were going to crack down with more check points for motorcycle this year (2013) just saying.
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