OMFG... you guys are nuts... 5 Police departments a crossed the US get a grant to help set up motorcycle safety awareness research. Yes they are trying to help us keep our rights... but I feel that most laws are put into place for our safety. I feel every motorcycle rider whether they rid on the road or off, need to take a MSF Certified course, and get Licensed. All bikes should be titled and registered and be able to pass a general Safety inspection (i.e. Headlight, Brake Light, Tail light at least on mirror and be in general safe riding condition as a bare minimum... no exhaust or pollution crap in the inspections.) Helmets should be required in every state, and ALL helmets must mete DOT specs. Novelty helmets either need to Meet the DOT specs, or you get fined for using them.
One thing I do not see the AMA doing is hosting Bike events aimed at the non riding community to help make the streets safer for us riders. If ALL drivers (regardless if it is a cage or a motorcycle) should be made to go through a defensive driving course, where motorcycle awareness is a 4 to 8 hour block of instruction utilizing Motorcycle Simulators to help educate the general population of what it is like on the roads for us.
If we as Law abiding citizens would fallow the laws then this grant wouldn't be needed any ways.
Yes I realize they are targeting us, but they are doing it for a good reason... to help spread Motorcycle awareness, and to also find out why there has been an increase in Motorcycle related Fatalities in the past decade.
Last edited by slimvulcanrider; 08-15-2010 at 11:49 PM.