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The AMA Responds

January 26, 2017

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The AMA Responds

Yesterday, this page published a story titled “Profiling The 99 Percent” which contained the following statements about the American Motorcyclist Association: “…the AMA invented the rationale for biker profiling. Shortly after the Hollister motorcycle “riot” in 1947, E.C. Smith, the Executive Secretary of the AMA called the Hollister bikers ‘outlaws’ and asserted that they represented […]

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After Motorcycles

October 6, 2016

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After Motorcycles

Best figures indicate that last year, 5010 motorcyclists died on American roads. That represented about 13 percent of all traffic deaths; which was a slight percentage decrease over the previous two years when motorcycle fatalities amounted to about 14 percent of all traffic deaths. According to the federal Fatality Analysis Reporting System 424 more bikers […]

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Legalizing Lane Splitting

March 9, 2015

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Momentum is building to legalize lane splitting outside California. The practice of riding between lanes of stopped or slow moving cars is legal in most of the world but not in most of America. Something called “lane sharing” has always been legal in California. It allowed two motor vehicles to share the same lane. It […]

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Pagans Busted Again

September 16, 2010

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Seventeen members of the Pagans Motorcycle Club were arrested in a series of raids yesterday in New York and New Jersey. The raids culminate “a 21-month undercover investigation led by ATF Special Agents who gained access to the internal operations of the” motorcycle club and grand jury indictments in two separate, federal jurisdictions. A 31 […]

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Zombie Noise Nazis Reported

June 23, 2009

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Esteemed web colleague Brad Aaron wrote on Streetblogs.com earlier this month that that ridiculous New York noise bill, Proposed Introduction Number 416-A, was still alive. For those who do not remember this proposed law, it would have made it illegal to stop, stand or park anywhere in New York City if your bike was equipped […]

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