Representing the interests of motorcyclists across the Blue Ridge and Virginia
Not only do we stand by motorcycle accident victims, but we support them — and all other riders — through political advocacy and volunteer efforts.
Our attorneys lead the Virginia Coalition of Motorcyclists (VCOM), a political action committee responsible for upholding, protecting, and evolving motorcyclist rights through local and state government affairs (lobbying) and regulatory support. VCOM began in 1992 shortly after Motorcycle Law Group founder Tom McGrath succeeded in opening Northern Virginia’s High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes to motorcycles.
Since that time, we’ve remained the only state-based alliance of Virginia bikers in dedicated to supporting issues important to motorcycle riders – liberty, safety, expression, political recognition, and respect.
Over the years, among other successes, we have upheld the rights:
- For motorcyclists to use communication devices on motorcycles
- To park two motorcycles in a single metered parking space
- To travel on toll roads or bridges without having to pay extra to pull a trailer or having a side car
- To be warned about steel plates in the road by special signs and markings on the plates
- To equal access to all roads and parking facilities where taxpayer money was or is used to build or maintain the road or facility
- To use modulating headlights and flashing brake lights
- To handicap plates for motorcycles
- To treat a stop light as a stop sign after two cycles of red in opposing direction or two minutes
And that’s just the start. You can learn more about VCOM and our successes to uphold your rights on the organization’s website.