Category Archives: Motorcycle Laws

NY Will FINALLY Teach Motorcycle Awareness In Mandatory Safe Driving Course, Says NY and PA Motorcycle Lawyer

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A bill approved recently by the New York State Senate would include motorcycle awareness training in the state Department of Motor Vehicle’s mandatory pre-licensing courses. This is a great idea by the bill’s sponsor, state Sen. Patty Ritchie, R-Oswego County, … Continue reading

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Elmira Police Ordered To Unfairly Target What They Call ‘Noisy’ Motorcycles, Says NY and PA Motorcycle Lawyer

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The Elmira city manager told City Council members Thursday that police officers will pull over and ticket motorcycles they believe exceed the city noise ordinance limits, according to reports on WETM-TV and the Star-Gazette. City Manager John Burin said officers … Continue reading

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Motorcyclist Puts Toddler In Danger With Ride On Lap, Says NY and PA Motorcycle Lawyer

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A Tampa, Fla., motorcyclist was charged recently with a felony count of Child Neglect for holding his 3-year-old son on his lap while taking him for a spin. It is important to note that New York State does not have … Continue reading

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NY and PA Motorcycle Lawyer: Helmetless Motorcyclist Killed During Anti-Helmet Protest Ride

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Oh, the irony.  A 55-year-old Syracuse-area motorcyclist who was not wearing a helmet during a protest ride against helmet laws was killed Saturday when he was thrown over the handlebars of his motorcycle and his head struck the pavement. State … Continue reading

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Helmet Debate Revs Up Again in Pennsylvania, NY and PA Motorcycle Lawyer Says

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The debate over motorcycle helmets has roared back into the headlines in Pennsylvania. A state representative reintroduced legislation in Harrisburg in May to make helmets mandatory across the state. Currently, Pennsylvania motorcyclists 21 and older can go helmetless. Across the … Continue reading

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NY Motorcycle Accident Lawyer: New York FINALLY Gets Tougher On Texting Drivers!

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Ask any biker – drivers who are texting instead of driving are one of the greatest dangers we face.  Any driver with their eyes on their phone instead of the road are far more likely to veer into an oncoming … Continue reading

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NY and PA Motorcycle Lawyer: Feds Pass New, Tougher Helmet Rules

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Tougher motorcycle helmet labeling requirements are on the way – but not until 2013. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published the final new rule for helmets sold in the U.S. You can read the new rule here. … Continue reading

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NY and PA Motorcycle Lawyer: When it comes to helmets, what’s your style?

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Whether you’re a new rider or a grizzled vet, choosing a new helmet can be a challenging task.  There are so many choices on the market today – everything from fiberglass skid lids to kevlar modulars.  Having all those color, … Continue reading

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NY and PA Motorcycle Lawyer: Is Your Motorcycle Helmet Ready To Ride?

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Spring is in the air, and to motorcyclists in New York and Pennsylvania, that means one thing – After another LONG winter it’s finally time to put the shovels away and get ready to ride! Most bikers give their bikes … Continue reading

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Biker Voter Guide Tracks Where Lawmakers Stand on Motorcycle Issues

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The American Motorcyclist Association has just created another tempting reason to become an AMA member. The group has just released a fascinating, brand-new online publication, the 2010 AMA Voter Guide. This guide is a national look at how legislators feel … Continue reading

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