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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

New motorcycle legislation in effect in Texas

By: Danielle King
Okay, don't be offended when I saw that most of you are very lazy or maybe just don't care but like I said before and I will say it again right here, if you do not get up and stand up for your rights, iggnorant law makers and angry people will pass laws that restrict our motorcycle riding freedoms. Coming to a state near you if you keep ignoring your ability to have a say on your world.
Wake your ass up and send emails, vote against or of, call your law makers and get out and vote out politicians who don't have us in their best interest.

A new Texas law took effect yesterday that could change the way motorcyclists carry their passengers.
It's been over 4 years since Malorie Bullock lost her life in a motorcycle accident, and ever since then her parents have been pushing for stricter motorcycle regulations.
On Thursday the last section of the bill they pushed for took effect.
"When you have a passenger you need to be more careful," Texas Rep. Larry Phillips, who introduced this legislation, said. "You need to, you have to take that into consideration when your driving your motorcycle."
The first half of this bill went into effect in September 2013. It requires motorcycle training courses to contain information about how to drive a motorcycle while carrying a passenger.
As of Jan. 1, motorcyclists carrying a passenger are required to have foot rests and hand holds installed on their motorcycle.
It is a Class B Misdemeanor if your caught not following the new law, which means you can be fined up to $2,000 or spend up 180 days in jail.
The new law comes from House Bill 3838 also known as Malorie's Law, named after Malorie Bullock...who was 19 years old when she died from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident.
In April 2010, Bullock was riding on the back of her boyfriend's motorcycle when it crashed into a ditch and hit a road sign.
"Malorie's parents were instrumental, and her family, friends, and supporters were instrumental in us passing this legislation," Phillips said.
Malorie's parents were contacted regarding the legislation, and they declined comment.