Tennessee Bans Trucks on “Tail of the Dragon”

Jan 12, 2015 View Comments by

Anyone who’s ridden U.S. 129, the famous “Tail of the Dragon” between North Carolina and Tennessee, knows the dangers posed by tractor-trailers on this narrow and incredibly twisty mountain road. In some places along the 11-mile stretch, it’s impossible for such a long vehicle to make the turn using only one lane. This has resulted […]

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Legislation to Protect Black Box Information Falls Short

Jan 26, 2014 View Comments by

Unbeknownst to many drivers and motorcyclists, Event Data Recorders, commonly and mistakenly referred to as “black boxes” are becoming increasingly prevalent in motor vehicles. Though it’s unclear how many and which modern motorcycles have such data gathering capabilities, it’s been estimated that at least 85-percent of late model cars and trucks were equipped with such […]

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AMA Endorses Lane Splitting

Dec 07, 2013 View Comments by

It’s been legal in California for years, but for the rest of the country local laws don’t condone filtering through traffic. The American Motorcyclist Association, however, is willing to help motorcyclists try to change that for their respective states. In a statement released recently the AMA says, “Given the ongoing success of lane splitting in […]

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A Few Thoughts on Helmet Laws

Oct 20, 2012 View Comments by

We’ve all heard the old Bell Helmet’s ad, “if you’ve got a ten-dollar head, wear a ten-dollar helmet.” Following that line of logic, what does it say about the value of your noggin if you don’t wear a helmet at all? Unfortunately, helmet use and helmet laws can be a controversial topic among motorcyclists with […]

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Motorcycle Licensing Laws Are Different for Teen Riders

Sep 28, 2012 View Comments by

Recently Pennsylvania instituted new training requirements for teens wanting to obtain their motorcycle license. Under Pennsylvania’s new law, all 16- and 17-year-olds applying for a motorcycle license must first complete the state-approved motorcycle safety program. Courses like Pennsylvania’s Basic Rider Course are meant to provide young bikers with an introduction to the fundamentals of safe […]

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