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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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 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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California Officially Legalizes Lane Splitting

California Lane Splitting Legalized

California is now the first state to formally legalize lane splitting for motorcyclists. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill Friday to allow motorcyclists to move around stopped or slow moving traffic, under certain conditions. Under the legislation authored by Assembly member Bill Quirk, (D – Hayward), California Highway Patrol will create guidelines on lane splitting, in collaboration with other agencies and organizations involved with road safety and motorcyclist behavior. In…

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