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An extremely rare event, Virginia has signed a pro-motorcycle bill into law. HB 187 will prevent law enforcement officials from establishing motorcycle-only checkpoints on public roads. C. Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah) introduced the bill after Arlington police exclusively targeting motorcycles for safety inspections during a POW/MIA ride. “If officials are really concerned about motorcyclists’ safety, then they need to stop discriminating against us with these checkpoints and start supporting programs that prevent motorcycle crashes, such as rider safety training and driver awareness programs,” stated the AMA’s Rick Podliska.

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