There will be information here, mostly press releases from the National
Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM). Hey, it's a beginning. Check back for
This first file is a .TIFF image file. It's a multi-page TIFF image. If you
don't have a TIFF viewer, there are free ones out there. If you're using
Microsoft Windows 95, 98, NT, or 2000 you should already have it, just check in
Start/Programs/Accessories and look for Imaging. If it's not there you should
have it on your original Windows CD. Early versions of 95 didn't include it, you
can download it from here.
There is a plan to convert this info into text by optical character
recognition (OCR) software, but for now in order to get it out faster it will be
in TIFF format.
Michigan motorcycle helmet law
(~123 kb tiff) - through judicial action (cases taken to court), riders in
Michigan have pretty much made their helmet law unenforceable. Yes, they
still have one, but it's nearly useless.
Oregon: Stop the Pack (~145 kb
tiff) - this has to do with a pack riding together, stopping traffic to stay
together, and a police officer wanting to stop them. The good news is that
it's not legal to stop the entire pack just because they're riding together.
Oregon helmet case (~79 kb
tiff) - a rider's helmet questioned for legality. They're trying to set a
legal precedent for how to determine what's legal in their state.
Oregon biker gets apology from police (~54 kb tiff) - a club member gets
an apology from a police chief. Their club had been disallowed from
attending a local public event for several years. Through the use of an AIM
attorney they were able to get permission to enter the Tigard Balloon
Festival wearing their colors. This is good news for all of us, a peaceful
protest resulted in our Constitutional rights being protected.
This info was gathered by the curator of this site at the NCOM Convention in
San Francisco this year. Yes, there is more info to share. This is just some
good news that I thought important to pass along.
Last Update: 31-October-2000