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“SAFETY THROUGH AWARENESS, AWARENESS THROUGH EDUCATION”

Thank You Judy Peterson For More than 20 Years of Dedication to ICMS

Sometimes there are not enough words. It is nearly impossible to enumerate the accomplishments of certain folks. There are but a handful of people who have given 20 years or more to the Idaho Coalition for Motorcycle Safety. One of these is our dear friend, colleague, and sister in freedom, Judy Petersen. It is with a mix of sadness for our loss, gratitude for her service, and happiness for her and the next adventure in her life that we announce her retirement from the board of the ICMS. From her first day on the board she was a key mover and shaker for ICMS. Always a forward thinker, with attention to the finer details, she worked on every event, major and minor, that ICMS puts on. In particular, Judy’s hand print will forever be on our “Fun Valley” biker weekend in Pine, Id. She nearly single handedly did the preparations for that event. Her energy and passion for all things ICMS was obvious to all who worked with her or watched her in action. We have discovered that much of the work she has done will now be done by committee. She spent the last dozen years as our treasurer, handling our finances with professional aplomb, but lent a hand on many other board functions as well. Her thoughtful mind, passionate voice, and dedication to detail will be missed by all the people that she served and served with. See you out there on the road sweet Judy. Sometimes there are not enough words……………………


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I.C.M.S. Board of Directors

These are the people who are willing to give their time and energy to help protect your rights and Keep Idaho Free!

BOARD MEMBERS ................................TERM John Christensen................(208) 922-0085 ................................. 2018-20 chstensen62@gmail.com Newsletter Editor/PSA Communications Officer Donna Cleveland..............(208) 880-2238 ................................ 2019-21 drcleveland59@gmail.com Finance Officer Justin "Kid" Crawford .....(208) 863-4280 ................................. 2019-21 justin@crawfordnetwork.com Chairman, Website Officer Doug Knehr ..................(208) 850-9016 ................................ 2017-19 debbieknehr@yahoo.com Vice Chairman/Distribution Coordinator, MRO/Club Liaison Charle Knoblock..............(310) 780-3768 ................................ 2019-21 crk1953@gmail.com Secretary Larry "Stix" Platt ...........(208) 573-4191 ................................ 2018-20 stixplatt@gmail.com Events Coordinator Boyd Rue ..........................(208) 941-1689 ................................ 2017-19 rueco2@msn.com Motorcycle Awareness Rally Coordinator Jessica Stretz .......................(208) 340-6677 ................................. 2018-20 jessicakaiser33@gmail.com Products Coordinator Lane Triplett ....................(208) 336-0052 ................................ 2017-19 ltriplet@cableone.net Government Relations Officer/Co-Finance Officer Ted Vanlunen ...................(208) 590-1509 ................................ 2017-19 tvanlunen@yahoo.com Rodeo/Run Coordinator Bret Welty.........................(208) 703-2097 ................................ 2019-21 bret@bretwelty.com Entertainment Coordinator

OFFICERS ................................................TERM Sharon Christensen .........(208) 922-0084 ..................................... 2019 Sharon.taysom@yahoo.com Social Media Manager Sheli Blandin ....................(208) 888-6603 ..................................... 2019 sheli@billsbikeworks.com Membership Officer

The following are Area Reps for I.C.M.S. to make this an effective statewide effort. RogerAshcraft ..............Mackay .......................... (208) 313-6603 Brenda Bolton ..............Twin Falls ...................... (208) 733-0151 R.F. Bonney ..................Idaho Falls ..................... (208) 523-4008 Norman Burch .............St. Maries ....................... (208) 245-5094

Dear Readers-Feel free to use any articles or items in The Two Wheel Advocate. Idaho Coalition for Motorcycle Safety All motorcycle riders are invited to attend the ICMS Board meetings on the 1st Monday of every month (except holidays) and add your voice to ICMS. We meet at Lindy's Steak House 12249 East Chinden Boulevard, Boise, ID 83713 (208) 375-1310. Meeting starts at 6:30 PM, come early if you plan on eating with us. Location is basically at Cloverdale Rd. and Chinden Blvd.

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Legislative Action in the 2019 Session Senate Bill 1064-Driving, mobile device The purpose of this legislation is to treat the use of certain wireless devices behind-thewheel as an infraction. The bill addresses safety concerns associated with a significant portion of distracted driving crashes. The legislation defines enforcement and retains conditions under which such communications would be allowed. This legislation also addresses the problem of having a growing patchwork of local ordinances. This bill was approved in committee and sent to the floor where it was defeated 15 to 18. As has been the case for the last number of years there were various complaints about bill language. Rumor has it that another bill with language more palatable to some is in the works. House Bill 107 Seeks to transfer 1% of the state’s sales tax revenue to infrastructure. This would add about 17.5 million to transportation issues of an additional 75 million in additional sales tax revenue It has passed the house and is in the senate.

House Bill 88 This bill seeks to transfer funding of the Idaho State Police Department from the gas tax to the general fund gradually until 2025. This will eventually give 18 million in additional funds to transportation. It has passed the house and is now in the senate transportation committee.aa Profiling in Idaho-Senate Bill 1109aa The ICMS has been working with ABATE on their 2019 version of the anti-profiling bill. It was heard in the Senate Judiciary committee on Feb. 20th. It was referred for amendment. The amended bill has had its second reading and will get a vote in the senate in the first week of March. Watch the ICMS facebook and website for updates. We will be immersed in the process until the issue is resolved. All articals for IDAHO legislative action were submitted by

LANE TRIPLETT


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lesson in riding motorcycles always check the gas first as I had to push this hog back all the way back to the house and it took forever. The greatest joy in my life is my kids and Grandkids as they will inherit this world after I am long gone and I would love for them to have the same freedoms that you and I already enjoy. In closing I would like to encourage you to submit articles that inspire you to be a motorcycle enthusiast they very well could end up in the Two Wheel Advocate as I would like to spotlight you the members. I will also encourage any and all feed back that you would have to make this publication better. email me directly at chstensen62@gmail.com.

Letter from The Editor Letter from the Editor. Seems kind silly if you ask me but I wanted to let you all get to know me a little. My name is John Christensen I have been a part of the great Idaho Coalition for Motorcycle Safety for a few years now and I have had the chance to meet more than a few of you. I joined the ICMS not because I had a passion for motorcycle rights (at least not at first) but I was chasing a skirt! Some of you know my amazing wife Sharon and some of you might not but take it from me she is stinking amazing. I joined to gain favor with her and her passions. I met her family …people from all walks of life that love to ride motorcycles. These people I began to care very deeply about and their rights to be who they are. I grew up on a ranch in Wyoming I was raised by two fiercely conservative parents who raised me to understand a hard day’s work and why it is Important to stand up for my rights and the rights of others. It was there I was first introduced to motorcycles as my dad had an old Honda street bike. He mounted a piece of pipe on the back to hold his shovel so he could use his bike to change the water in the pasture. As kids we used to ride with him as much as possible (if mom allowed) sitting on the tank or on the back was the highlight of our day for my sisters and I. My cousins who grew up on the ranch with us had dirt bikes as well. I remember running away from home on a Honda 50 when I was about 7years old. I got about a mile from the house when I ran out of gas this was my first

Avoid a Ticket and Survive a Crash Avoid a Ticket and Survive a Crash was well attended at High Desert Harley in Meridian. This class Was taught by one of Meridians finest, Officer Will Stoy. Mr. Stoy has been on the Meridian Police Department for many years and has seen the growth in the Treasure Valley. He is a STAR instructor and at times can be found on the STAR training course or on his work motorcycle. The class was about an hour long and covered a number of items from the equipment the we motorcyclist wear i.e. D.O.T helmets and proper riding clothing to the different laws that affect motorcyclist the most i.e. Red lights stops and lane filtering and how to avoid an accident and a ticket. Officer Stoy’s insight was very personal as he shared stories of motorcycle crashes he had investigated in the past and the families they have affected. I believe this is a worth while class to attend even if you are a veteran rider.


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FROM CapitolHill While D.C. is a city full of divisions sometimes, it’s nice to work together with like-minded groups for a common purpose. Last week, the MRF met with representatives from the American Motorcycle Association, Motorcycle Industry Council and Harley Davidson (AKA the Moto Lobby) to discuss common goals surrounding autonomous vehicles and safety concerns. The four groups have now agreed on a basic framework for our priorities and this week met with staff of the House Energy and Commerce Committee to discuss the legislative agenda surrounding autonomous vehicles. As you may remember last year, the Senate and the House had competing versions of legislation that dealt with autonomous vehicles. The Senate version did not receive a vote on the Senate floor while the House version passed the House but was not taken into consideration by the Senate. The Senate version included language that stated “detection, classification, and response to any circumstance or condition relevant to the dynamic driving task within the operational design domain, including sense of objects, motorcyclists, bicyclists, pedestrians, other road users, and animals in or crossing the path of travel through the automated driving system.”. The House version of the bill took a different approach and did not mandate specific categories that AV technology had to recognize and react to. Our Moto Lobby pressed committee staff to consider adding language that would specifically list motorcycles as something that AV technology must test for. The reality of Congress currently means any legislation dealing with AV technology is a steep hill to climb. With the Senate and House controlled by different political parties, any legislation that both chambers can agree on will be difficult. On top of that, the House committee assigned to the issue (Energy and Commerce) will be led by Democrats who will likely want to use committee time and resources to focus on issues like healthcare and climate change. While the Senate Committee with jurisdiction (Commerce Science and Transportation) has a new Chairman this year with new priorities which may not include tackling the AV issue. Regardless, we at the MRF and the DC motorcycle community will continue to hammer away at legislators and agency officials warning them about our concerns and the need for a clear statement about AV technology and the safety of motorcyclists.

Regulatory Update NTSB RELEASED TOP TEN MOST WANTED LIST:

Gone are the days when motorcycles were one of the issues on NTSB’s Top 10 Most Wanted List. On Monday, The National Transportation Safety Board released it’s 2019-20 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements, and your MRF was pleased to see that we continue not to be a dedicated issue on this report. The comprehensive Top Ten list focuses on some things to note: distracted driving, impaired driving and most importantly, autonomous vehicle technology. As we have reported in the past, the DOT has been pretty laissez-faire on their guidance on the issue of autonomous vehicle regulation and legislation failed to move in the last Congress. In the section “Increase Implementation of Collision Avoidance Systems in all New Highway Vehicle,” the NTSB made a recommendation that the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) incorporate motorcycles in the development of performance standards for passenger vehicle crash warning and prevention systems. We are pleased to see for the first time that a government agency is seeing the importance of making sure motorcycles are properly detected and responded to by this emerging technology.


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Cabin Fever 2019 What a great turn out at BIG MICS in Kuna Saturday February 16th, A big thank you to Mike, Marisoal and their amazing staff for hosting this year’s event. The Bret Welty Band played and rocked the house all night! We are all looking forward to Bret’s touch on all our future events as the new ICMS entertainment coordinator. A very special thank you to our volunteers Stich, Bonnie , Chuck and Tracy We are always looking for great people to help out for all our events if interested in helping in the future please contact anyone of our great Board members If you weren’t able to make this great event well that’s just to bad maybe next time…. But here is some pictures to tide you over until then.................


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If they made a law that we couldn’t wear helmets – we’d fight that too. The issue is Freedom of Choice. Idaho still has Freedom of Choice. Help keep it that way. Join ICMS today. JOIN US ON FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/pages/ Idaho-Coalition-for-MotorcycleSafety/114906218525918

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WHY JOIN ICMS? At a time when our democratic process stands ready to strip us as motorcyclists and citizens of our rights to ride free and unencumbered, the ICMS offers all motorcyclists the opportunity to join together and fight back. Whether the issue is mandatory helmet use, or discrimination against "lifestyle" choice, or our safety on Idaho’s roads, the ICMS organization

is prepared to mobilize its strengths in the direction of best defense... and one of the ICMS's greatest strengths is in its membership. The ICMS believes the direction of best defense is through education; from educating its membership on the latest legislative battle to educating the legislators themselves on "the other half of the story;" to making motorists more aware of motorcyclists on our highways to training riders to ride safe. Joining the ICMS is making a commitment to defend your freedom with active involvement and financial support. As an ICMS member, you have the opportunity to attend monthly Board meetings, runs, rallies, and a host of other events throughout the state. The most active members are involved by joining committees, holding office, manning telephones, writing articles for the newsletter or doing any one of the million-and-one things that have to be done. ICMS members tend not to be passive. Some of the other benefits of membership include: membership card, sew-on patch, newsletters, and membership pin.

All MC riders are welcome to attend ICMS Board meetings

You Can Pay Your Membership Dues Online

The Idaho Coalition for Motorcycle Safety is pleased to announce that you can now pay your membership dues online with a credit or debit card. Just go to www.idahobikerrights.com and click on the Learn More button under Join Us Today on the right hand side, click on the Pay Membership Here button, select how many Single or Couple Membership you want, fill out the credit card form and follow the instructions. Some members have already gone through this process and say that it is simple. It is completely compliant with secure site requirements. Credit and debit card information is only handled by the "Stripe" credit processing center online.

ICMS Membership Form General Subscriber Fees: $25.00/year per person–$35.00/year per couple

Club/Group Affiliation Name (Please Print)

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To pay online, go to www.idahobikerrights.com "JOIN US TODAY"


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