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Have you read the news about what is going on now in the USA?
The NHTSA is funding MOTORCYCLE only check stops.

The AMA is equally disgusted and demanding to know hwy this is being done.

Under its Motorcycle Law Enforcement Demonstration grant program, the NHTSA will award up to $350,000 in total to be divided among as many as five law enforcement agencies to set up traffic checkpoints that target motorcyclists.

The demonstration program is modeled after a controversial program in New York where the state police set up a series of checkpoints that targeted only motorcyclists, raising the ire of the AMA and motorcycling community. In 2008, for example, New York State Police announced plans to set up 15 checkpoints near motorcycling events that summer. (From USRIDER News)

 There needs to be some way to stop these kinds of discriminatory practices folks - now Edmonton is claiming that it's bylaw is working and touting that fact to encourage other jurisdictions to get on the band bandwagon...sad, sad, sad....

Hubby and I made it to Kenora and had a fabulous meeting and breakfast withe the gang from the MRFD - to read all about it visit my Travel Blog for Ontario: http://travelontariobymotorcycle.blogspot.com/

In other news:
In Victoria BC a lady rider was injured when a white SUV moved in to her lane.

Cops for Cancer needs sponsors in BC...

In PEI they are getting excited about their 1st ever Red Island Rally coming up soon...

In Corner Brook Newfoundland the RCMP have released the name of the man who died in an bike crash, his 14 year old passenger was released from hospital on Monday.

PLEASE - Ride defensively, ride your own ride - do NOT let peer pressure get the best of you...Ride like everyone around you is BLIND, has an UNSAFE load and IS out to get you and please - ride Proud not Loud - invest in a 140 DB Air horn instead!



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