The AMA - American Motorcyclist Association

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The AMA - American Motorcyclist Association

#1 Post by CrashDummy » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:50 pm

Here are some of the issues that the AMA is working on now.

Insurance Industry Attacks:

The insurance industry wants to limit motorcycle engine output, mandate anti-lock brakes on all bikes, and claims that sport bikes are more dangerous than other types of bikes.

High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane access:

If you ride in HOV lanes, thank the AMA and its members. Though motorcycles were at first banned from HOV lanes, the AMA fought for and won, the right for motorcyclists to use them. The AMA is working to keep access open.

Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints:

Several states, including Georgia and New York, have flagged down motorcyclist-and only motorcyclists-and forced them through rigorous equipment and paperwork checkpoints while other motorists rolled by without scrutiny. The AMA works to stop this discriminatory practice.
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#2 Post by chiconaduc » Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:05 pm

The AMA does lots of great work. Heck, they're even holding a conference this summer just for us females who ride!
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#3 Post by Motomom » Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:16 pm

CrashDummy wrote:Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints:
Several states, including Georgia and New York, have flagged down motorcyclist-and only motorcyclists-and forced them through rigorous equipment and paperwork checkpoints while other motorists rolled by without scrutiny. The AMA works to stop this discriminatory practice.
Yup, the AMA is sure working on stopping that and we can show support by sending a pre-written email or letter that the AMA did for us that goes to our local lawmakers. I know that mine was forwarded to B. Boxer. We all should be signed up for the AMA Alerts that keeps us involved.
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#4 Post by CrashDummy » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:27 pm

Will do. Here are a couple of recent AMA victories.

Kids Just Want to Ride.....

Lawmakers essentially banned the sale of kids' motorcycles through the application of a law designed to control lead content in small toys. The AMA, its members and the motorcycling industry fought long and hard to overturn the ban-and succeeded.

Crash Prevention......

Thanks to the urging of the AMA and its members, the federal government has launched a national study into the causes of motorcycle crashes, the first in three decades. The study is expected to be completed in 2013.
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#5 Post by chiconaduc » Sun May 20, 2012 3:13 pm

And the AMA just made BARF it's very first official AMA Online Motorcycle Community!
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