ICYMI: Federal lawmaker requests information on checkpoints
On Jan. 9, U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) sent a letter to U.S. Dept. of Transportation Sec. Anthony Foxx requesting information regarding a checkpoint pro gram administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
As reported by news media, the NHTSA checkpoint program pays private contractors that use state and local law enforcement to conduct checkpoint programs and collect blood samples or mouth swabs from drivers.
Sensenbrenner is leading the fight against motorcycle-only checkpoints and is the sponsor of H.R. 1861, Stop Motorcycle Checkpoint Funding Act.
The American Motorcyclist Association is working aggressively on the MOC issue and expects more positive developments in the near future.
Now more than ever, it is crucial that you and your riding friends become members of the AMA or ATVA to help protect our riding freedoms. More members mean more clout against the opponents of motorcycling and ATV riding. That support will help fight for your rights – on the road, trail, racetrack, and in the halls of government. If you are a motorcycle rider, join the AMA at AmericanMotorcyclist.com/
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