Motorcycle Auxiliary Light Bill Going to Sub-Committee

posted on Thursday January 28th, 2016

Our Auxiliary light bill, HB 939, is most likely going to be heard this Monday (February 1st) before the House Transportation Sub-committee chaired by Delegate Scott Garrett. This bill would allow motorcyclists to utilize auxiliary lighting, such as LED accent lighting, in order to be more visible at night. Current Virginia law requires that all Learn More

Bill Introduced to Exempt Motorcycles from Paying Tolls

posted on Sunday January 24th, 2016

Virginia State Senator Louise Lucas of Portsmouth has introduced SB697 which would allow motorcyclists to use Virginia toll roads free of charge. The pertinent language of the bill reads as follows: “Any motorcycle operated by the holder of a valid driver’s license issued by the Commonwealth or any other state shall be allowed free use Learn More

Virginia Motorcycle Lobby Day & This Year’s Legislation Affecting Motorcyclists

posted on Thursday January 21st, 2016

This year’s Virginia Motorcycle Lobby Day was another success. We had over 100 motorcyclists attend the Sunday informational session where we discussed this year’s legislation that affects Virginia motorcyclists. The next day we drove to the capitol and spoke to the delegates and senators about the legislation. As Jim and I continue to make our Learn More

Motorcycle Lobby Day Meeting 2016

posted on Wednesday November 11th, 2015

The Virginia Coalition of Motorcyclists and Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group would like to invite all interested motorcyclists to attend this year’s Motorcycle Lobby Day. This year it will be held on Monday January 18, 2016. This is a holiday, so many people are off. That morning Virginia Coalition of Motorcyclists lobbyists, as well as Learn More

Operating Motorcycles on the Shoulder of the Highway in Virginia

posted on Tuesday September 1st, 2015

My office has received numerous emails and telephone calls in recent weeks concerning a rumor spreading through the motorcycling community that it is now legal in Virginia to operate your motorcycle on the shoulder of the highway when traffic is heavy or stopped. I am sending this email in order to correct this misunderstanding. It Learn More

Virginia Motorcycle Legislative Roundtable 2015

posted on Friday August 21st, 2015

This year’s Virginia Motorcycle Legislative Roundtable will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at the Richmond Marriott West, which is located at 4240 Dominion Boulevard, Glen Allen, VA 23060. The Legislative Roundtable is where Virginia Motorcyclists gather to discuss issues of importance to the motorcycling community, and to have input on the 2016 legislative Learn More

Delegate Scott Lingamfelter Fourth of July Parade – UPDATE

posted on Tuesday June 30th, 2015

Below please see Delegate Scott Lingamfelter’s announcement regarding his 4th of July Parade in Dale City this year. Scott is one of our strongest supporters in the House of Delegates and he will be critical when we have another chance at helmet reform. Please do what you can to come out and support Delegate Lingamfelter. Learn More

Delegate Scott Lingamfelter Fourth of July Parade

posted on Tuesday June 16th, 2015

Delegate Scott Lingamfelter has requested 50 motorcycles for the 4th of July Parade in Dale City this year. As you know, Scott is one of our strongest supporters in the House of Delegates. When we take another stab at helmet reform it will go through the committee that he chairs. We will meet in Dale Learn More

NHTSA Proposes to Amend FMVSS No. 218

posted on Wednesday June 10th, 2015

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 218, which concerns motorcycle safety helmets. NHTSA proposes to modify the existing performance requirements of the standard by adding construction requirements. The reasoning behind this is to aid state and local law Learn More

Virginia Senate Primary Races Important to Motorcyclists

posted on Wednesday June 3rd, 2015

On Tuesday June 9th, Virginia will hold party primary races in preparation for the upcoming general election in November. Three of the races for the Virginia Senate have candidates who have proven to be loyal friends to Virginia Motorcyclists. The Virginia Coalition of Motorcyclists is urging motorcyclists in these districts to go to the polls Learn More