TX DOT Launches Motorcycle Safety Campaign

TX DOT Launches Motorcycle Safety Campaign

The Texas DOT (Department of Transportation) is again asking drivers to keep an eye out for motorcyclists as they hit the highways over the next few months. Tx DOT officials joined city leaders, emergency medical personnel and motorcyclists on Thursday morning to launch the “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” campaign ahead of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in May. Authorities said the summer months usually see the highest concentration…

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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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AMA Asks DOT to Include Bikes in V2V Technology

AMA Asks DOT to add V2V Technology to Motorcycles

Mandating vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology in new cars can benefit all road users, but motorcyclists demand to be included in the discussion, planning and implementation of the policies and regulations governing the rollout, the American Motorcyclist Association said today. “We have been representing the interests of the motorcycling community since Day 1 on this issue,” said Wayne Allard, AMA vice president of government relations. “We certainly recognize and appreciate the potential…

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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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