New York City Council Targets Motorcycle Sound

12/15/08 – Update on New York City Introduction 416-A

Legislation that would mandate use of OEM (original equipment manufacturer) exhaust systems on all motorcycles in New York City has been “deferred” by the New York City Council. Originally scheduled for consideration at its December 18 meeting, Introduction 416-A has been removed from the agenda. Read more »

First lawsuit revs up to fight anti-rally laws

Sep 27, 2008 Motorcycle rally supporters have fired the opening salvo against the city of Myrtle Beach by hiring nationally known attorney Suzanne Coe of Greenville, who said she plans to file a lawsuit to try to stop the city from enforcing the three anti-rally ordinances that took effect this week. Read the rest of the article. See Related Article from Motorcycle

Myrtle Beach Passes Biker Ordinances

On Tuesday September 9, 2008, the Myrtle Beach City Council passed 15 ordinances intended to limit motorcycle rallies. These ordinances include a curfew for underage individuals, administrative processes to address parking issues, new rules for checking into a hotel or motel, and a mandatory citywide helmet law. Full summary and links below…

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Michigan Governor Rejects Helmet Bill

Michigan State SealLANSING, MI – Friday Gov. Jennifer Granholm announced her veto of a bill which would have allowed some motorcyclists to ride without helmets. The veto was expected and came as no surprise to those following the bill.

In her veto message, Granholm expressed concern with safety and insurance costs saying the law would result in more injuries and deaths of motorcyclists at a cost to the general public. Read more »

New Law; State of Washington Can Impound Your Motorcycle

New Law; State of Washington can impound your Motorcycle – Effective July 22, 2007, If you’re stopped by the police on your motorcycle and you don’t have an endorsement, they can impound your bike. Read the Legislation (PDF File)

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