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Motorcycle Conspicuity Study

posted on Thursday September 1st, 2016
Government Study Announced on Motorcycle Conspicuity September 1, 2016 The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) has reported that there are plans on the federal level to conduct a study aimed at addressing motorcycle crash prevention.  The reported study will apparently examine the impact of high-visibility clothing and how such clothing effects motorcycle crashes.  Being that the study is in the infant stages, there is not enough information to either endorse or oppose the study.  That being said, it is good to…

Your GPS May be Spying on You

posted on Friday July 22nd, 2016
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…

GHSA Predicts a Ten Percent Increase in Motorcycle Fatalities

posted on Tuesday June 14th, 2016
Last month the Governors Highway Safety Administration (GHSA) published a report utilizing preliminary motorcycle crash data for 2015.  The report predicts a 10% increase in motorcycle fatalities nationwide for 2015 (http://www.ghsa.org/files/pubs/spotlights/motorcycles_2015.pdf).  According to the report, thirty-one states saw motorcycle fatalities increase while only sixteen saw a decrease. Unsurprisingly, the GHSA report did not merely provide facts.  It advocated a position that motorcycling is becoming increasingly dangerous, and that states need to implement restrictions on risky behavior responsible for…

Tip-to-Tip Ride: June 4-5, 2016

posted on Friday May 27th, 2016

June 4-5, 2016

By Matt Danielson, The Motorcycle Law Group I’d like to personally invite you to join the 2nd annual Tip-to-Tip Ride June 4-5, 2016, hosted by the Virginia Coalition of Motorcyclists (VCOM) and the Virginia Bikers Association (VABA). Over the course of two days, more than 25 motorcyclists will ride from the western tip to the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The ride raises money to support VCOM and VABA in their lobbying efforts on behalf of motorcyclists and is a chance…

Motorcycles & the Environmental Protection Agency

posted on Monday April 25th, 2016
The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) has recently reported that members of both houses of Congress have introduced legislation that would protect the rights of United States residents to modify their motor vehicles for racing purposes. The Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2016 (RPA) would ensure that converting any motor vehicle (including street motorcycles) into a competition-only vehicle remains legal. This proposed legislation became necessary after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under the guise of maintaining emissions as…

Adventure Rider Radio Features Motorcycle Law Group’s Matt Danielson

posted on Thursday March 24th, 2016
Adventure Rider Radio, a travel motorcycle podcast and radio show, interviewed one of our partners at the Motorcycle Law Group, Matt Danielson. During the segment, Matt shares some of the issues he runs into most in dealing with motorcycle law and talks about what riders should in the event of an accident, including the No. 1 rule to follow at the scene. He also discusses: The top 5 things everyone should do after an accident, What happened when he got…

Motorcycle Related Issues Important to All Riders

posted on Monday February 1st, 2016
Every year at this time I send out a reminder that members of our firm are available to speak to your club, group, or organization about issues of interest to motorcyclists (and non-motorcyclists for that matter).  There is no charge for this service.  It is our way of making sure that you, as well as your family and friends, are armed with the knowledge necessary to protect your health, freedom, and assets. We routinely speak to groups on a variety…

Join us at VCOM Lobby Day | January 18, 2016

posted on Friday January 15th, 2016
I’d like to personally invite you to The Virginia Coalition of Motorcyclists’ annual Lobby Day on Monday, January 18, 2016. Join VCOM lobbyists and other fellow motorcyclists as we go to the Virginia General Assembly to speak to delegates and senators about upcoming legislation that affects all of us as motorcyclists in Virginia. The schedule of events is as follows: Sunday, January 17 at 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn on Staples Mill Road in Richmond, VCOM lobbyists will lead…

Winner of the 2015 Bike Giveaway

posted on Wednesday January 6th, 2016
Tom presented the the HD Street 500 today to Bryan Thomas of Hendersonville, NC. Congratulations Bryan! Enjoy your new ride.