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2019 AMA Land Speed Grand Championship takes place Aug. 24-29

Hundreds of competitors take aim at land speed records on Bonneville Salt Flats

The Bonneville Salt Flats will be alive with the sound of motorcycle engines once again during the 2019 AMA Land Speed Grand Championship, Aug. 24-29.

American Motorcyclist Association adds Motorcycle Shippers as member benefit partner

Company offers discounts to AMA members

The American Motorcyclist Association welcomes Motorcycle Shippers as a member benefit partner, providing AMA members with savings of $25 per bike...

Lettenbichler crowned AMA Extreme Off-Road National Champion at 2019 Kenda AMA Tennessee Knockout

German rider bests 58 competitors for title Sunday

Sunday at the 2019 Kenda AMA Tennessee Knockout started with 59 riders battling for one AMA No. 1 plate and ended with Manuel Lettenbichler...

Thirty-three riders advance to pro races Saturday at 2019 Kenda AMA Tennessee Knockout

LeBlond, Gutish win AMA No. 1 plates on second day of AMA Extreme Off-Road Grand Championship

When the second day of the 2019 Kenda AMA Tennessee Knockout ended Saturday evening, 33 amateur riders had earned starting spots in Sunday’s...

Hundreds take part in first-ever 'Prologue' competition at 2019 Kenda AMA Tennessee Knockout

New qualifying format kicks off 2019 AMA Extreme Off-Road Grand Championship

History was made Friday at the ninth edition of the Kenda AMA Tennessee Knockout, where 275 riders participated in the event’s first-ever...

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AMA Press Releases

Utah passes motorcycle lane-splitting legislation

Becomes second U.S. state to allow filtering in traffic

AMA Press Release

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Utah became the second U.S. state to formally recognize a type of lane splitting, with the governor's signature on a bill legalizing the filtering of motorcycles between lanes of stopped traffic.

This motorcyclist used lane filtering to move to the front of stopped traffic. Photo by Kevin Wing

"This is a major victory for motorcyclists in Utah and across the country," said Mike Sayre, on-highway government relations manager for the American Motorcyclist Association. "As more states acknowledge the benefits of lane splitting, motorcyclists can become safer on the roads, and motorists can find some relief from traffic congestion."

H.B. 149 allows motorcyclists traveling no faster than 15 mph to filter between lanes of stopped traffic traveling in the same direction on roads where the speed limit is 45 mph or less.

The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Walt Brooks (R-St. George) and state Sen. David P. Hinkins (R-Orangeville), was signed by Gov. Gary Herbert on March 21. The bill takes effect May 14.

There are provisions in the bill automatically repealing the law on July 1, 2022, if the legislature takes no action to extend it.

The AMA endorses lane splitting, given the long-term success in California and the University of California study by Berkeley researchers showing that it enhances motorcycle safety. And the AMA will assist groups and individuals working to bring legal lane splitting and/or filtering to their state.

The full AMA position statement on lane splitting can be found at www.americanmotorcyclist.com/About-The-AMA/lane-splitting-1.

Industry Press Releases

Motorcycle Industry Council launches initiative to attract new riders

Strategic plan to be revealed at AIMExpo in September

The Motorcycle Industry Council is launching a broad, long-term initiative to bring more people into the world of motorcycling.

2020 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb will not include a motorcycle program while analysis for long-term viability is conducted

The Board of Directors of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb recently convened to review the 2019 event. It was decided that in order to...

Beta Motorcycle announces 2020 RR and RR-S models

The future has arrived

Beta is proud to launch the 2020 RR and RR-S models. These models are all new and represents a new generation for the RR and RR-S range.

Powersports trade and safety associations announce CEO succession plan

MIC, MSF chief Tim Buche to move to consultant role

The boards of the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC), Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA), Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF), and...

Monster Energy AMA Supercross 2020 race schedule announced

Utah, the State of Sport set to host the World Finale in Salt Lake City

The 17-round schedule for the 2020 season of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, will return to some of the sport's most...

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