Virginia Motorcycle Legislative Roundtable 2022

October 16, 2022

This is a reminder that this year’s Virginia Motorcycle Legislative Roundtable will be held on Sunday, October 16th at 1:00 p.m. It will be held at the Holiday Inn Express Richmond Midtown, located at 2000 Staples Mill Road, Richmond, Virginia, 23220. We will also offer a virtual option for those who wish to attend but can’t make it to Richmond that day.

For those of you who have not attended a Virginia Motorcycle Legislative Roundtable, it is where Virginia motorcyclists gather to discuss issues of importance to the motorcycling community, and to have input on the legislative agenda to be presented to the Virginia General Assembly by the Virginia Coalition of Motorcyclists (VCOM) as well as other state motorcyclists’ rights organizations.

In past years, the Roundtable was the starting point for legislation such as Virginia’s red light bill, the prohibition against motorcycle only checkpoints, the modification of Virginia Code to allow two two-wheeled motorcycles to travel abreast in a single lane, legislation improving Virginia’s Rider Education Program, the creation of the autocycle category which removed three wheeled automobiles from Virginia’s motorcycle crash data, legislation allowing motorcyclists to utilize accent lighting to improve nighttime visibility, and last year, a law prohibiting localities from discriminating against motorcycle owners when offering property tax rebate programs. It is not hyperbole to say that the Roundtable has helped to make Virginia a better place for motorcyclists.

This year we would expect conversations on many diverse topics affecting motorcyclists, to include how to address lane filtering/splitting in Virginia, just as many motorcyclists in other states are doing.

If you wish attend the Roundtable in person, there is no need to register or do anything other than show up. However, if you want to help us get an idea of how many people to expect, please email me at matt@motorcyclelawgroup.com and let me know that you are attending, and if you are bringing guests, how many. If you wish to attend virtually you will need to contact me so that we can provide you with the necessary link to attend.

I look forward to seeing you at the October 16th Virginia Motorcycle Roundtable and hearing your input on how to make Virginia a better place for motorcyclists. Without you, VCOM would not be able to continue its mission to protect the rights and safety of Virginia motorcyclists.

As always, If you have any questions or comments about the Roundtable, or any other laws or issues affecting Virginia Motorcyclists, please feel free to reach out.