posted on Monday April 29th, 2013
Over the past few years, we have read numerous articles which claim that while motor vehicle related fatalities have been decreasing, motorcycle related fatalities have been increasing. An article published this week on NBCNEWS.com made that same point.
Instinctively, this does not make sense. With the motorcycling community placing more of an emphasis on training and education, one would think that we would be seeing a decrease in motorcycle related fatalities. If you go to the website for the National …
posted on Thursday April 25th, 2013
Jeff Hennie, the Vice President in Charge of Governmental Relations and Public Affairs for the Motorcycle Riders Foundation, published an alert concerning a bill being introduced by Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner that would prohibit the use of federal funding for motorcycle only checkpoints.
Motorcyclist’s rights… organizations and many independent motorcyclists oppose motorcycle only checkpoints as a discriminatory practice that unfairly singles out motorcycles as posing some special danger. This is despite the fact that the latest census numbers show that motorcycles
posted on Wednesday April 3rd, 2013
The first annual Bikes on the Border is now over a week behind us and judging by the evaluations it was a huge success. I want to thank everyone who attended and helped make it as enjoyable and informative as it was. I want to send a special thanks to Jeff Hennie with the Motorcycle Riders Foundation who took his time to come down and give us a presentation concerning federal issues affecting motorcyclists. I also want to thank ABATE of South …
posted on Monday March 25th, 2013
Beware. Your GPS may be collecting evidence against you. More and more motorcyclists today are using GPS (Global Positioning Systems) to plan trips, get directions, and keep track of miles traveled. However, keep in mind that, if you are in a motorcycle accident, you may be collecting evidence that could be used against you in both a criminal and civil trial.
Most GPS systems allow you to keep track of your speed. As such they can be used as evidence…
posted on Monday February 18th, 2013
Even though the General Assembly has not officially adjourned, all of the bills which we have been tracking have either passed or failed. The most significant piece of legislation for motorcyclists is SB 1038 which, among other things, changes the licensing structure for motorcyclists in the Commonwealth. The bills which have passed will become law as of July 1st this year. Let’s take a look at how all of these bills faired.
This is the bill that was…
posted on Monday February 4th, 2013
Sign up for a day of seminars on topics of interest for all motorcycle enthusiasts and rights activists. Your $25.00 conference fee gets you admittance to the conference, Saturday evening buffet, a custom designed “Bikes on the Border” t-shirt and an opportunity to network and swap ideas with likeminded individuals from both Carolinas and Virginia.
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posted on Tuesday January 22nd, 2013
The Motorcycle Law Group has created an award will be given every year to someone who has made outstanding contributions to motorcyclists. It can be a single great contribution or someone whose body of work over the years in and of itself is an outstanding contribution to motorcycling.
Each year the firm will ask for nominations from motorcyclists. The only rule is that the recipient may not be a member of our law firm. However we made an exception for…
posted on Monday November 26th, 2012
January 20-21, 2013
An opportunity for Virginia motorcyclists to go to the Capitol and present their views on pending legislation. At 1:00 on Sunday the 20th we meet to discuss the legislation affecting motorcyclists, our positions on them and how best to approach your legislators on these issues. Monday we leave the motel at 8:00 am SHARP for the Capitol to practice what we learned on Sunday.
Wyndham Richmond Hotel
4700 S Laburnum Ave
Henrico, Virginia 23231
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posted on Thursday November 8th, 2012
Jim, Liz & Wendy will be at the Annual CBA Swap Meet and Bike Show on November 10th & 11th at The Metrolina Expo in Charlotte, NC. Stop by and see us if you are in the area.…
posted on Wednesday November 7th, 2012
Come join us for the 1st Annual Angel Ride on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the Tilted Kilt, 2070 Waterside Road, Prince George. Registration starts at 10am and Kick Stands Up at 11am. You can pre-register here….