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

Tip-To-Tip Ride

posted on Tuesday May 12th, 2015

The Virginia Coalition of Motorcyclists (VCOM) along with the Virginia Bikers Association (VABA) want to remind everyone of the Tip-to-Tip Ride that will take place June 6 -7 of this year. The ride will start at Cumberland Gap (The Western tip of Virginia) and will end in Chincoteague (The Eastern tip of Virginia) There will Learn More

Report Potholes to VDOT

posted on Thursday March 19th, 2015

My good friend and longtime member of the Virginia Coalition of Motorcyclists passed the below message on to me and suggested that I put it out to this list. I know that this time of year the roads can be treacherous to motorcyclists due to the potholes that pop up all over the state. Thanks Learn More

Final Virginia Motorcycle Legislative Update

posted on Tuesday February 24th, 2015

For our purposes, we are now through the legislative session. Both HB 1700 and SB 836 have passed both chambers of the General Assembly and are on their way to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law. Both bills will become law as of July 1st of this year. Let’s re-cap what each of Learn More

Rider Training & Education Contributes Little to Motorcycle Safety (So Says Our Safety Experts)

posted on Tuesday February 17th, 2015

Many groups which are considered reputable within the highway safety community have taken the position that motorcycle rider training and education contributes little to motorcycle safety.  No you did not read that wrong.  It is their position that rider education does not have a discernable impact on motorcycle safety, and that universal helmet laws are Learn More