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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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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California Lane Splitting Law Passes Senate

Lane Splitting Law Senate AB51

On Monday, August 1, 2016, California bill AB 51, the lane splitting bill, passed the full California State Senate in a 38-0 vote. AB 51 recently passed the Senate Transportation Committee in an 11-0 vote. The bill now returns to the California State Assembly for approval. All California motorcyclists who are interested in seeing AB 51 passed should contact their state senator and ask them to support the bill. You can find out…

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Lane Splitting Law Heads to Senate

California Lane Splitting Legalized

One June 14th, AB 51, which codifies the act of lane splitting and finally provides some legal guidelines, passed the California State Senate Transportation Committee with absolutely no opposition. Thanks to an 11-0 vote, AB 51 will now makes it way to the Senate Appropriations Committee. Lane splitting advocates, LaneSplittingIsLegal.com, posted the entire video testimony regarding the bill. Of that, many arguments that shined a positive light on lane splitting…

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