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With the release of the new film “Wild Hogs,” the Motorcycle Safety Foundation has an important message for all riders: Complete a training course. The MSF is reminding all riders that despite what they might see on the big screen, for their own safety, as well as the safety of others, they need to take motorcycling seriously. The new film, which opens Friday, depicts a group of middle-aged friends and their adventures when they hit the road on a motorcycle trip. Dr. Ray Ochs, director of (...)
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The Colorado House has passed a bill that would require that children under the age of 18 wear helmets when riding motorcycles. House Bill 1117 passed 39-26 and now heads to the state Senate. "I just felt it was time that Colorado became responsible for the health and safety of our children," said Rep. Dianne Primavera, the bill sponsor. According to Primavera, Colorado ranks eighth in the country for motorcycle deaths per 100,000 people. She said a comprehensive helmet law is (...)
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DAYTONA BEACH - With more than half a million motorcycles roaring into town later this week, it will be hard to miss Bike Week. But individual motorcycles and their riders may be another story. A Volusia task force, formed after last year’s event saw a record number of biker deaths, says too many drivers don’t see the motorcycles coming until it’s too late. Of the 21 motorcycle riders who died during last year’s Bike Week, nine were in accidents caused by a car or truck driver. Five (...)
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KUALA LUMPUR - All new federal roads will have special lanes for motorcycles to reduce fatalities involving motorcyclists and pillion riders in road accidents, Works Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said. As for the existing federal roads, he said, the motorcycle lanes would be built if there was still reserve land at the locations and available funds. He said the Public Works Department had been instructed to submit a proposal on the building of special lanes for motorcycles on all (...)
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It’s time to make safety helmets standard equipment for motorcyclists, as U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters sees it. Peters is calling on manufacturers to provide free or heavily discounted DOT-certified helmets or driver safety training with the purchase of every new motorcycle sold in the United States. "Helmets and proper training are just as important as brakes or headlights when it comes to the well-being of motorcyclists," Secretary Peters said. "We (...)
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With winter’s icy grip softening, the city’s motorcycle cops are once again out riding. Speeders will not be pleased. Cold, snowy weather is an obvious deterrent to working on a motorcycle, and this season has dealt a series of challenges to the 28 Colorado Springs officers who use the nimble vehicles while looking for traffic violations. In an average year, weather forces motorcycle officers to use patrol cars or work on inside tasks about 21 times, according to Sgt. Philip LeBeau, who (...)
Source: www.gazette.com
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On behalf of the citizens of Georgia, Governor Sonny Perdue is proclaiming February 6, 2007 as “Wild Hogs Motorcycle Safety Awareness Day” in Georgia to coincide with the release of a new motorcycling road-trip comedy film starring Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and William H Macy. The Governor welcomed the cast of the movie to a motorcycle safety news conference on the steps of the State Capitol Tuesday, February 6th. This event was designed to remind motorists of the seasonal (...)
Source: www.theweekly.com
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A weekend of free coaching is being offered to motorcycle and scooter riders in Gloucester to help cut down on the number of people killed or seriously injured on the roads. The coaching, which takes place at the end of the month, has been organised by South Gloucestershire Council’s road safety team with the aim of improving riding standards and survival skills. Scooter riders can take advantage of a two-day course on the weekend of February 24th and 25th. The course features braking and (...)
Source: www.24dash.com
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A York County mom who lost her son is crying out, begging the Virginia Assembly to keep high fines for motorcyclists who don’t wear a helmet. A bill sponsored by Appamattox Delegate Watkins Abbitt, who is himself a motorcyclist, would cut the fine from the current $250, down to $25. There’s a good chance HB3077 will pass. Jody Patterson was a posterwoman for some tough motorcycle laws that were passed just five years ago. Now she’s speaking out again. Her son Adam died five years in 2001, (...)
Source: www.wtkr.com
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Santa Rosa County Deputy Thomas Wilkie will be teaching a motorcycle safety and awareness program to all drivers’ education classes in Santa Rosa County high schools. The next presentation is at Pace High School on Tuesday, Feb. 6 from 7:30 to 11:15 a.m. in room 803. The course, offered in conjunction with the Sheriff’s Office, the Santa Rosa County School System, and ABATE (American Bikers Aimed Toward Education) - a statewide non-profit organization of motorcycle enthusiasts from all (...)

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