NHTSA and Motorcycle Only Checkpoints

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10NR30 – MRF News Release – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Thumbs Nose at Congress and Discriminates Against Motorcycles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
18 October 2010

Contact: Jeff Hennie, Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Thumbs Nose at Congress and Discriminates Against Motorcycles

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation has learned from a source at the US Department of Transportation that they have funded the motorcycle only roadside checkpoints.

NHTSA decided to fund the program despite being asked by Congress not to fund the program until the merits were explained. In a letter sent by James Sensenbrenner, along with ten other Members of the House of Representatives last month, Sensenbrenner and his colleagues specifically asked NHTSA to respond to the letter before funding the program, they did not. Read the letter here.

The recipient of the money for the demo project was the Georgia Department of Public Safety, which oversees the day-to-day operation of the Georgia State Patrol.  The Georgia State Patrol will conduct a series of roadside motorcycle safety checks in accordance with what was outlined in the Request for Applications.  The amount of NHTSA funding is $70,000.00.

“Not only is this an injustice to the motorcyclists of America its a complete waste of taxpayer money.” said Jeff Hennie, Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs for the MRF.

The MRF will keep you informed on this issue and any actions you can take to defend your freedoms, at stake in Washington.


7 comments to NHTSA and Motorcycle Only Checkpoints

  • Terry Blow

    Thats almost laughable considering the other needs fo $ which could actually benifit someone!Who..(someone is) is behind this ? Obama dont like cars,we know…he may just have a cross to burn shaped like an VTX ??

  • HYSTERIA

    Im leagal to ride. I have a valid Class-C-M license and valid MC insurance w/Progressive. Keep it safe, keep it leagal. If I can be leagal to ride then anyone else can get leagal to ride. Like child support,if you want a child, you got to support them either way. Want a bike, you got to pay your way.

  • It's Me

    Stop ALL vehicles at roadside checkpoints or stop NONE. That is what our courts decided in my state. Discrimination of ANY type has to stop.
    To HYSTERIA: It is spelled LEGAL…NOT leagal.

  • These illegal checkpoints are a violation of biker’s civil rights.If this were any other group being stopped,there would be riots in the streets.I’ve been reading about many dwi arrests with children in the car.How about stopping all cars with children on board?If any of you have been caught up in one of these stops,contact the AMA,ABATE,or a lawyer.There is also a bill in congress to make nonDOT approved exausts illegal.Wake-up bikers,we’re in Big-Brother’s crosshairs.@it’s ME,how’s my spelling?

  • NO1ICEMAN

    IF THIS IS NOT A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF RACIAL PROFILING, THEN WHAT THE HELL IS IT?

  • It’s important to trained and licensed.