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Bill Would Ban Motorcycle-Only Traffic Checkpoints

A new bill would prohibit the Secretary of Transportation from providing funds to state and local governments for motorcycle helmet checkpoints.

Wisconsin Congressmen Jim Sensenbrenner, Paul Ryan, and Tom Petri introduced the bill Thursday. In a press release Petri said “the first step in motorcycle crash prevention should be rider education and increased awareness. Taxpayer money should not be spent on helmet check points that do not prevent crashes.”

Sensenbrenner and Petri have asked federal officials to suspend a grant that funds the checkpoints programs until their concerns were addressed. They contend that motorcycle safety funding should focus on awareness programs and the causes of crashes.

“The checkpoints go beyond the helmet issue and also include motorcycle safety inspections,” Petri said. “We have limited resources, and motorcycle checkpoints won’t get us the biggest bang for the buck. Also, it’s outrageously intrusive. Nobody is suggesting pulling cars off the road for unscheduled inspections, so why are motorcycle riders being harassed?”

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