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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Man in CHP Motorcycle Officer Death Caught

CHP Officer Dies in High Speed Chase with Stolen Motorcycle

A man suspected of being the subject of a pursuit that resulted in the death of a California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer Wednesday night has been arrested. The CHP announced Thursday night that Alberto Morales Quiroz, 26, was taken into custody at 11:45 a.m. Thursday in connection with the death of Officer Lucas Chellew. Investigators believe that Quiroz was the suspect riding an allegedly stolen motorcycle that the officer was chasing…

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Four Bikes & ATVs Burglarized from Repair Shop

Four ATVs and Bikes Burglarized from Shop

The owner of Mark’s Auto Repair in Madras, which was burglarized last month, is now offering a $500 reward to encourage people with information to step forward and help solve the theft of items worth an estimated $17,000. A burglary not only takes a financial toll on victims, but takes other tolls, too. “It’s been hard on the family,” owner Mark Hodges said. “My wife’s not sleeping good. And of…

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Stolen Motorcycle Recovered in Lakeland, FL

Stolen Motorbike recovery by police in lakeland, fl

Christopher Beistline’s motorcycle is his prized possession. So, when he walked outside his Lakeland apartment complex Feb. 9 and realized his motorcycle was stolen, he was furious. “I look in the spot, and I’m like ‘you gotta be kidding me,’ and I just started freaking out,” Beistline said. Beistline called police and then started printing hundreds of flyers to blanket across Lakeland. He posted photos of his motorcycle on his…

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$100K in Stolen Motorcycles Recovered

$100k in Stolen Motorcycles and Parts Recovered

More than $100,000 in previously reported stolen motorcycles and parts were discovered Tuesday during a search of a Colfax man’s storage location performed by Sheriff’s Deputies armed with a Search Warrant. Joel G. Case, 37, was arrested and charged with first degree theft following an ongoing investigation by officials. Members of the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, Pleasant Hill Police Department and the Iowa State Patrol Motor Theft Division conducted a…

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Motorcycle Shop Scams Customer on $10,000 Bike

Harley-Davidson Road King Consignment Scams Motorcycle Shop Owner

A Granville motorcycle shop owner faces three felony charges after he allegedly scammed a man out of a $10,000 Harley-Davidson motorcycle and forged documents to get the bike’s title in his name, police said. Donald A. Connolly, 41, of Granville, was charged with third-degree grand larceny and two counts of second-degree forgery after an investigation by State Police, authorities said. He said Monday that the case was the result of…

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Motorcycle Safety Summit in Portland, OR

Skid Bike at the State Motorcycle Safety Summit

Traffic fatalities are increasing this year in Portland, including deaths in motorcycle crashes. City officials are hoping to reduce the trend with Vision Zero policies that call for no traffic fatalities or serious injuries in the future. By coincidence, the State Motorcycle Safety Administrators annual summit meeting is being held this week through Saturday at the Red Lion Hotel at Jantzen Beach. Motorcycle safety professionals from all regions of the…

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Help Save California OHV Parks

California OHV Parks

The California State Parks Transformation Team’s recommendations are finally out, and it doesn’t look good for the future of motorized off-highway vehicle recreation. The California OHV Division of State Parks runs the popular State Vehicle Recreation Areas and provides critical grant funding to riding areas on other public lands statewide. These lands include those under the control of the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management, where the vast…

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