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Motorcycle News - September 2009

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) celebrates its 85th anniversary, promoting and protecting the interests of motorcyclists since 1924

North Carolina: Sent to Gov. Mike Easley for consideration - a bill (SB-64) that would make rider education mandatory for those under 18 years of age and make a learner's permit valid for twelve months, with one six-month renewal

Florida: The I-95 toll road is free to motorcyclists. Rick Nelson, Director of Toll Operations for the Florida Department of Transportation did this in order for motorcyclists to remain safe from the hazards of shielding and uncovering one's SunPass transponder while riding.

Ohio: HB-234, sponsored by Rep. Mike Moran (D-Hudson) would authorize the creation of a "Purple Heart" motorcycle license plate. The bill has been referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Missouri: HB-253, sponsored by Rep. Cynthia Davis (R-O'Fallon) specifically permits the use of compliant motorcycle headlight modulators. Although already authorized by federal regulations, motorcyclists around the country continue to recieve warnings and citations for their use. Gov. Jay Nixon signed this into law July 7.

Missouri: HB-683 (Rep. Ed Schieffer, D-Troy) and SB-368 (Sen. Bill Stouffer, R-Napton) created an affirmative defense for motorcyclists and bicyclists stuck at an intersection controlled by a traffic-actauted signal that fails to recognize their vehicle. After coming to a complete stop, motorcyclists and bicyclists may proceed with extreme caution after waiting for an unreasonable amount of time and after determining that the vehicle detection device failed to recognize them. Gov. Nixon signed this into law July 1 and July 9.

Missouri: HB-481 (Rep. Tomothy Jones, R-Euraka) passed by overwhelming majorities on both the House and Senate. The bill contains two provisions important to motorcyclists - "When investigating an accident or settling an automobile insurance policy claim, no insurer, agent, producer or claims adjuster of an insurer shall assign a percentage of fault to a party based upon the sole fact that the party was operating a motorcycle in an otherwise legal manner." And "In any action to recover damages arising out of the ownership, common maintenance or operation of a motor vehicle, the fact that one of the parties was operating a motorcycle shall not, in and of itself, be considered evidence of comparable negligence." Gov. Nixon signed this into law July 10






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Nice to see that some politcians have some common sense.
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