Motorcycling Related Laws – Update from the Virginia General Assembly

posted on Tuesday January 22nd, 2019

Thank you to those who personally lobbied and/or wrote emails to members of the House Transportation Subcommittee supporting HB 2446, VCOM’s bill that would have allowed motorcycles to drive on the right shoulder of limited access highways when (i) traffic on such highway is stopped or traveling at a speed of not more than 10 Learn More

Motorcycles Using the Shoulder of the Highway in Limited Situations

posted on Friday January 11th, 2019

Delegate Tony Wilt has introduced House Bill 2446 at the request of the Virginia Coalition of Motorcyclists (VCOM). If passed, HB 2446 would amend section 46.2-841 of the Code of Virginia to allow motorcycles to use the shoulder of limited access highways for the sole purpose of exiting the highway in certain situations. This is Learn More

Bill Prohibiting Grass Clippings in the Roadway is Introduced

posted on Wednesday January 9th, 2019

Delegate Roxann Robinson has introduced House Bill 2193 at the request of the Virginia Coalition of Motorcyclists (VCOM). If passed, HB 2193 would amend section 18.2-324 of the Code of Virginia to clarify that it is illegal to blow grass onto the roadway. Grass on the roadway can be a hazard to motorists, especially motorcyclists, Learn More

Motorcycle Auxiliary Light Bill Signed by The Governor

posted on Tuesday April 24th, 2018

HB 1464, the motorcycle auxiliary light bill that was introduced by Delegate Roxann Robinson at the request of the Virginia Coalition of Motorcyclists (VCOM) was signed by the Governor. The bill will become law as of July 1, 2018. As of July 1st, Virginia motorcyclists will be able to utilize aftermarket lighting to improve visibility Learn More

Update on Motorcycle Issues at the 2017 Virginia General Assembly

posted on Monday January 23rd, 2017

I will start by apologizing for any spelling or grammatical errors. I am writing this in the Lansing Michigan airport. I have spent the weekend with members of ABATE of Michigan and had the honor of speaking at their annual meeting. They are a great group of motorcyclist rights advocates. My 6:00 am flight out Learn More

Motorcycle Lobby Day 2017 TBA

posted on Wednesday December 7th, 2016

The Virginia Coalition of Motorcyclists (VCOM) will be making a change to the annual January legislative meeting. Lobby Day is usually held on Martin Luther King Day. For two decades Virginia motorcyclists have gathered on that day to go the state capital in order to urge their legislators to support motorcyclists in Virginia. However, this Learn More

National Motorcycle Conference Coming to Virginia Help Needed

posted on Monday October 24th, 2016

For the first time ever Virginia will host the Motorcycle Riders Foundation’s Meeting of the Minds. This annual conference will bring 300 to 500 grassroots motorcycling advocates from across the country to Williamsburg Virginia from September 21-24, 2017. This conference is the premier motorcyclists rights conference in the country. I am the conference coordinator and Learn More

The Amended Motorcycle Auxiliary Light Bill Now Moves to the Full Senate

posted on Friday March 4th, 2016

As often happens in the legislative world, a not so funny thing happened on the way to committee. HB 939, our auxiliary light bill to allow motorcyclists to utilize LED type accent lighting, ran into last minute trouble. Despite coming out of the House of Delegates on a 100-0 vote, the bill was fiercely opposed Learn More