NCOM Biker NEWSBYTES - by Bill Bish for February 2012

National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM)

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Motorcycle-only checkpoints have revved up concern in Congress, and wording was recently inserted into the House highway bill that would bar the U.S. Department of Transportation from providing grants to local or state governments for such discriminatory inspections.
The action arose over motorcycle-exclusive roadblocks set up in Georgia and New York under federal safety grants that single out motorcycles from four-wheeled traffic for police to check the bike and rider for proper paperwork, helmet, exhaust and equipment violations.

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), who sponsored H.R. 904 to ban federal funding of motorcycle-only checkpoints, applauded the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for including his bill’s wording in their Feb. 1st mark-up of the transportation measure, saying; "It is encouraging to see that the transportation reauthorization bill will encourage more efficient use of taxpayer dollars and smart motorcycle safety policy."


U.S. Interior Department Resurrects Wild Lands Policy

Contact your senators and representative today!

The inappropriate federal "Wild Lands" policy was thought to be dead and buried -- until now.

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) opposes the "Wild Lands" policy because it can restrict responsible off-highway vehicle (OHV) riding with little or no public input whatsoever.

For the full story on this policy and what you can do, go to
AMA Action Alert.