PA to Adopt New Motorcycle Lemon Law

PA to Adopt Lemon Law for Motorcycles

State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the House Consumer Affairs Committee today approved her measure that would cover motorcycles under Pennsylvania’s Automobile Lemon Law. “If you buy or lease a new motorcycle with defects affecting its safety, value and use, the manufacturer should fix it – the same as with cars and trucks,” Snyder said. “That’s what my House Bill 74 would ensure.” Snyder said H.B. 74 would include motorcycles…

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Woman Sentenced in Killing of Motorcyclist

Darla Renee Jackson Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison for Road Rage Death of Motorcyclist

A woman who ran over and killed a motorcyclist during a fit of road rage in the South Bay was sentenced Friday to six years in state prison. Darla Renee Jackson, 27, pleaded guilty in January to voluntary manslaughter. Jackson, who could have received up to 11 years behind bars, was sentenced by Judge Francis Devaney. Jackson had faced a second-degree murder charge in the May 28, 2015, death of 39-year-old…

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Polaris Slingshot License Requirement Change

Polaris Slingshot License Requirement Changes

Polaris announced that Colorado and Wyoming are the latest states to reclassify their licensing requirements for its Slingshot three wheeler. This would allow Slingshot drivers to operate the vehicle with a valid state driver’s license instead of requiring a motorcycle endorsement or license. Drivers and passengers in Colorado and Wyoming under the age of 18 will still be required to wear a helmet, in accordance with the states’ motorcycle helmet…

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Motorcycle Helmet Law Rejected by WV Senate

WV Senate Rejects Helmet Law

The West Virginia Senate rejected a law today that would have allowed some motorcycle riders to leave their helmet at home. Senators voted against the bill in it’s third reading today. It would have allowed motorcycle riders to travel without a helmet if they’re older than 18 and have had their license longer than a year. Current state law requires riders to wear protective helmets at all times on the road….

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Motorcycle Profiling Bill Quashed by ID Senate

Idaho Quashed Motorcycle Profiling Bill in Senate

Idaho senators quashed a proposal outlawing motorcycling profiling after some argued it would allow motorcycle gang members wearing colors a new way to wiggle out of arrests. The bill, which passed the House unanimously, was defeated in the Senate Wednesday on a 13-22 vote. Sen. Dan Foreman, R-Moscow, a former police officer, spoke out forcefully against the bill. “We don’t need this bill – I think that’s a fact,” he…

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Utah Considers Bill to Allow Lane Splitting

Utah Considering Bill Allowing Lane Splitting for Bikes

Utah motorists need to “start seeing motorcycles,” as the bumper sticker urges, because they soon may be traveling between lanes. The state Legislature is considering a bill that would allow motorcyclists to travel between lanes of traffic on Utah roads in certain situations. HB410 would permit lane splitting — passing a vehicle moving the same direction in the same lane — when motorcyclists determine they can safely make the move…

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Denver Police Seize & Destroy Motorcycle

Denver Police Use Public Nuisance Abatement Law to seize & destroy motorcycles

According to a report in the Denver Post, a 2007 Honda CBR seized by police through the civil public nuisance abatement process was destroyed today. On July 24, the rider had participated in a rally on Interstate 25, in which hundreds of motorcyclists “created a serious safety hazard by completely blocking the flow of traffic,” according to a news release from the police. The rider, who was not identified, “faces…

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Man Faces 20 Years in Bike Theft Death

Man Faces up to 20 years in prison for motorcycle theft death

When convicted felon Michael Kaumans saw a man riding the motorcycle recently stolen from him, he chased the man down and opened fire, causing his death police said. Last week, Kaumans, 34, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and lesser charges in an agreement with the District Attorney’s Office that resolved multiple cases against him. At sentencing, he faces between two and 20 years in prison. Kaumans’ attorney Tom Clark said…

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Harley-Davidson Sued Over 103 Twin Cam Engine

HD Twin Cam 103 Law Suit

Two Los Angeles County customers allege a specific engine on Harley-Davidson motorcycles can burn riders. Michael Berke and Wolfgang Costello filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on Dec. 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Group LLC, Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Inc. and Does 1-10 alleging violation of the Unfair Competition Law and other counts. According to the…

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2016 Police Motorcycle Skills Competition

Orange County Traffic Officers Association Police Motorcycle Skills

The Orange County Traffic Officers Association’s 44th annual Police Motorcycle Training and Skills Competition is Southern California’s premier Motor Rodeo and draws officers from all over the western states. This year’s event will include: Individual Competition Team Competition All New Patterns Top Gun Competition Raffle and Prizes Competitor Awards Achievement Awards Exhibitors & Vendors Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Location: Huntington State Beach (Enter at Newland from PCH) Time: 0700 to…

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