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Motorcycle fatalities jump 87 percent in Virginia

June 23, 2009 by · Comments Off on Motorcycle fatalities jump 87 percent in Virginia 

The Virginia State Police is hoping education and increased awareness will curb a dramatic jump in motorcycle-related fatalities over the past few years.

The commonwealth experienced an 87 percent jump in motorcycle fatalities in 2007, according to the most recent figures from the VSP.

As a result, the VSP launched its “Ride Smart, Arrive Alive” program to help curb the rise in fatalities.

The program consists of three objectives — education, enforcement and roadway management.


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08NR21 – MRF News Release – MRFA&E Organizational Efforts Complete

October 21, 2008 by · Comments Off on 08NR21 – MRF News Release – MRFA&E Organizational Efforts Complete 

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation for Awareness and Education, Inc. would like to announce that it has received its official tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service. This qualifies us as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization under the Internal Revenue Code. All donations made to RFA&E
are tax-deductible for federal income tax purposes.

MRFA&E will not be engaging in issue advocacy or lobbying of any kind. We will be providing several valuable services to the Motorcyclists’ Rights Movement however. A room in the Washington DC office of the Motorcycle Riders Foundation will now be dedicated to legislative and historical
research. It will be funded by MRFA&E.

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08LR16 – MRF Leaders Report- July

July 6, 2008 by · Comments Off on 08LR16 – MRF Leaders Report- July 

Mary Peters Offers Motorcycle Community an Apology:

A Motorcycle Riders Foundation representative attended a July 1 meeting with United States Department of Transportation Secretary Mary Peters, in her office, to discuss among other issues, the 2010 funds.

Earlier this year, Peters sent proposed legislation to Capitol Hill that would allow the 2010 funds to be used by states to promote helmet use (not law). This is in addition to the other two areas where the funds are already allotted now; rider education and motorist awareness programs. Also in attendance at the meeting were representatives from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and the Motorcycle Industry Council.

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