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Motorcyclist Deaths Down in 2017

MRF Reps, MRO Leadership & Supporters:

 

I’m passing along the below  press release from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). They  have preliminary research showing a projection that in 2017, motorcycle  fatalities are down 5.6%

We  should all consider this encouraging news and a positive step forward.  And although GHSA says as much, this is quickly qualified by comments  about motorcyclists being overrepresented and that lobbying for  universal helmet laws is still encouraged. They also attribute the  downward figure to a strong 2017 hurricane season. There is no mention  of the many programs and initiatives that you all work so hard on within  your communities. I know many of you have initiatives geared towards  motorcycle awareness, unendorsed riders, and other programs that have  undoubtedly aided with this reduction.

Please  let me know if you have any questions. In addition, if your SMRO has  any initiatives or countermeasures you’d like to share with me so I can  have a better understanding of what you are working on (particularly if  you have metrics showing the results of your initiative and the impact  on your community), I would like to communicate this with the GHSA and  make sure credit is given where it is due…and certainly not just awarded  to a hurricane.

-Megan

 From: Governors Highway Safety Association <kara@ghsa.ccsend.com> On Behalf Of Governors Highway Safety Association
Sent: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 9:03 AM
To: Megan Ekstrom <megan@mrf.org>
Subject: GHSA Projects Motorcyclist Deaths Down 5.6% in 2017 

New Hampshire

Traci Beaurivage - NHMRO President - MRF State Rep

 I would like to give a HUGE thanks to all of the people who helped support us with the Motorcycle Only Checkpoint Bill SB 516. The bill passed unanimously in the house and is awaiting the Governor’s approval.   
 As we go into the riding season, we at NHMRO ask that you ride respectfully especially in areas where people live. If you do get pulled over for sound testing please let us know when and where so that we can keep up with the occurrences.   
 We also defeated the seatbelt bill but only by a small margin. We will be seeing this again next year and possibly a helmet bill, so be prepared to help us fight these if they come about.
 We at NHMRO have had a good year so far and are looking forward to our May meeting before we break for the summer with our general member meetings.   
 Our newsletter will be going out sometime in June so be on the lookout for that.   
 Bring on the riding season!!
 
 
 

MOTORCYCLE PROFILING

Motorcycle profiling by law enforcement agencies is wrong!

The term "motorcycle profiling" means the practice of a law enforcement agent or agency using the fact that a person rides a motorcycle or wears motorcycle related paraphernalia as a factor in deciding to stop and question, take enforcement action, arrest, or search a person or vehicle with or without legal basis under the United States Constitution.

STOP MOTOCYCLE PROFILING NOW!

 If you believe that motorcycle profiling by law enforcement agencies is  wrong and should not be tolerated, please use the link below contact  your representatives in Congress and ask them to support the Motorcycle  Profiling Resolution (H.Res.318 and S.Res.154). 

 The Motorcycle Riders Foundation is working with the National Council of Clubs and the Motorcycle Profiling Project to call on our elected officials to end unconstitutional profiling of motorcyclists across  our county. If your member of Congress has signed on, you can still ask  them to lean on their colleagues to support these resolutions.  

 

TAKE ACTION NOW: Tell Congress that pulling over a motorcyclist  because of his clothes, cut or bike is discriminatory and needs public  attention.

Take Action below!

Yours in freedom,
Megan Ekstrom

National Profiling Survey

 

Your  MRF has been hard at work in Washington, DC shoring up support for  bipartisan and bicameral legislation to address motorcycle profiling.  H.Res.318 and S.Res.154 are pending before Congress and in need of  additional supporters in order to move forward in the legislative  process.
Like  any credible, national organization we make our case for more  supporters with cold, hard facts. To get these facts, we work closely  with the Motorcycle Profiling Project who is collecting data to  demonstrate where profiling is occurring in the country and if it is on  the rise.
To  help make sure the data we present to our lawmakers is as accurate as  possible, I am asking you to take a few moments and fill out the survey  which can be accessed by clicking on the link below. Its completely  anonymous and its only 13 questions. YOUR VOICE MAKES A DIFFERENCE!

On behalf of the entire MRF membership and its Board of Directors, thank you for your support on this issue.
RIDE FREE-

For Immediate Release

Motorcycle Riders Foundation Releases Statement on Fatality Involving Self-Driving Car

 WASHINGTON, DC  – Today, the Motorcycle Riders Foundation released the following  statement regarding the incident in Arizona where a woman was struck and  killed by an Uber SUV that was in autonomous mode: 

The  Motorcycle Riders Foundation was disturbed and disheartened to hear the  news of the tragedy in Arizona. It is incidents like these that must  make regulators and policymakers ensure that before automated vehicles  are ubiquitous on our nation’s highways, a strong federal law must  contain protections for all roadway users including pedestrians,  bicyclists and motorcyclists.  Though we continue to remain optimistic  that fully autonomous vehicles can help to reduce human errors that  cause 94% of crashes, we continue to insist that the technology must be  highly regulated and fully vetted with certifiable safety testing and  evaluation.


 

For interviews, contact:
Megan Ekstrom, Vice President, Government Affairs & Public Relations
202-725-5471
Megan@MRF.org 

       

About Motorcycle Riders Foundation
The  Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) provides leadership at the federal  level for states’ motorcyclists’ rights organizations as well as  motorcycle clubs and individual riders. The MRF is chiefly concerned  with issues at the national and international levels that impact the  freedom and safety of American street motorcyclists. The MRF is  committed to being a national advocate for the advancement of  motorcycling and its associated lifestyle and works in conjunction with  its partners to help educate elected officials and policymakers in  Washington and beyond.

       


MRF News

  • The National Governors Association recently published "A Roadmap for States" which highlights existing efforts to try and combat crashes and fatalities across all modes of transportation. The intention is for it to be used as a policy development tools for Governors and other state highway officials when developing initiatives. Though it examines all modes of transportation,
    motorcycles are sprinkled throughout the document. Not surprisingly, in the 9 times motorcycles are mentioned in the 36 page document, ALL are references to the need for mandatory helmet laws. Like many other publications of a similar nature, it looks at helmet usage as the ONLY solution for motorcycle crashes and fatalities emphasizing safer crashing versus crash avoidance. In response to this, I will be drafting a communication to the NGA reiterating the MRF's position on helmet laws as well as the need to pursue other avenues to address motorcycle safety in the vein of crash prevention.i.e. rider education, motorcycle awareness
    initiatives, infrastructure countermeasures and increased distracted driving laws and penalties. 


  •  NHTSA ( National Highway Traffic  Administration) published their Motorcycle
    Traffic Safety Facts data from 2016 data. Below are some quick tidbits for consumption that caught my eye:
    a. There was a 5.1% increase in motorcycle fatalities between 2015 and
    2016 HOWEVER when you look at that figure based on registered motorcycles
    and miles traveled, the fatality rate is the same as 2015. In other words,
    though there was an increase in fatalities, there was a bigger increase in
    motorcycle riders on the road resulting in a consistent fatality rate
    between 2015 and 2016.
    b. 27% of motorcyclists involved in fatal crashes did NOT have a
    motorcycle license
    c. Out of the fatal crashes involving a motorcycle and another type of
    vehicle, in approximately half of these, the other vehicle was turning left
    while the motorcycle was going straight
    d. 25% of fatal motorcycle crashes involved alcohol: the most prevalent
    alcohol-impaired motorcycle riders were in the 35-to-39 age group (38%),
    followed by the 45-to-49 age group (37%) and the 40-to-44 age group (32%)
    e. There is (as there always has been) a final section on the
    effectiveness of helmet usage
     

Thanks,

Traci Beaurivage
President  

About Us

About Our Organization

 The New  Hampshire Motorcyclist Rights Organization (NHMRO) was founded in 1975 to fight the freedoms that were being systematically taken away.

NHMRO was incorporated as a non-profit organization, under the laws of the state of New Hampshire, and the internal revenue tax codes. Our sole purpose is to protect the rights  of ALL motorcyclists to choose how they ride and to maintain and peserve their freedoms as riders.


NHMRO welcomes ANY and ALL motorcyclists to be part of our organization, so that we may all protect our rights and freedoms, regardless of motorcycle preference, lifestyle or when and how we ride. We encourage all motorcyclists to register and actively participate in helping to elect candidates that are supportive of our beliefs.  

NHMRO supports the VOLUNTARY use of helmets, not mandatory laws.

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Motorcycle Profiling Project

Motorcycle Profiling Project

What is the Motorcycle Profiling Project?

 The Motorcycle Profiling Project (MPP) is dedicated to the grassroots  effort to pass laws addressing profiling and discrimination. The MPP is  not intended to replace other organizations. Rather, the project is  intended to coordinate and unify the different elements and  organizations in each state towards this common goal, including the  Confederations and Coalitions of Clubs, US Defenders, C.O.I.R., ABATE,  MMA, NCOM, MRF, AMA and the many smaller MRO’s that exist around the  country. 


 What do the Motorcycle Profiling Project’s services cost?   The Motorcycle Profiling Project offers all of its services to the  motorcycling community FREE of charge.  If an individual or organization  sees value in the project then contributions are highly appreciated.  The project relies on these contributions as the sole means of covering  expenses and compensation for work performed. The more support the  project receives, the more support the project can provide the  motorcycling community.As the movement to pass profiling laws  accelerates, so has the time demands and workload. A project of this  magnitude entails office expenses, travel, and time. So if you think the  project is valuable, organize a benefit and make a contribution.Contributions  go directly to the The Motorcycle Profiling Project. Contributions are  NOT Tax deductible. Online contributions can be made at  motorcycleprofilingproject.com or The Motorcycle Profiling Project on  Facebook. Contract based consulting is also available if a particular  state or community prefers a traditional and structured agreement. 

Who created the Motorcycle Profiling Project?

 David “Double D” Devereaux, a motorcycle rights activist from  Washington State, and a leading advocate for laws addressing the issue  of motorcycle profiling in America. Double D spearheaded the effort in  Washington as spokesperson for the movement. Double D represents the  Washington State COC and US Defenders, NCOM Legislative Task Force, US  Defenders National Office, BOLT, and he is a member or supporter of  ABATE, the MRF, and the AMA.  Also offering assistance to the project  are Jeff “Twitch” Burns (activist, public records, media expert and  documentary filmmaker), Bill “Colt” Kaitz (activist that leads the  Maryland US Defenders), Donnie “Mr. Breeze” Landsman (activist,  independent advocate and legislative expert), along with many others.This  unified effort resulted in the first law addressing motorcycle  profiling in America. Importantly, Washington’s law passed through the  legislature unanimously and the same legislation is receiving support in  many other states. The Maryland COC/US Defenders and ABATE, working  with the Project, unanimously passed profiling legislation through their  Senate in 2015 and seems likely to pass the law through both chambers  in 2016. 

What services do the Motorcycle Profiling Project provide?

   The Motorcycle Profiling Project is designed to help your state with  every step involved in the process of passing a law addressing the issue  of motorcycle profiling. Based on the experiences and best practices of  the highly effective motorcycle rights movement in Washington State,  the Project will assist in organizing and preparing your state to take  effective grassroots action. The project provides organizational  recommendations, policy support materials, and legislative strategy.   This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Organizational strategy.
  • Coordinating COC’s and MRO’s in a unified effort.
  • Step-by-step Action Plan outlining the entire process, beginning to end.
  • Construct a state-specific Pattern of Evidence.
  • Drafting  a Policy Report/Written Testimony. This is the state’s official  statement on legislation addressing the issue of motorcycle profiling.
  • Drafting a Legislative Proposal and Legislative Packet
  • Drafting a Request for Sponsorship
  • Drafting CTA’s and correspondence to legislators.
  • Drafting testimony and providing testimony upon request, schedule permitting.
  • Media support and press releases.


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