American Motorcyclist Association urges motorcyclists, motorists to be cautious, courteous during Labor Day weekend

motorcyclist in traffic - Labor Day weekend (Credit- Jeff Kardas)

Safe driving, riding encouraged for all traveling for the holiday

PICKERINGTON, OH – August 28, 2019 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) –  The American Motorcyclist Association urges all road users to exercise extra caution and operate their vehicles defensively when using America’s roadways Aug. 31-Sept. 2 during the Labor Day holiday weekend.

“Motorists and motorcyclists across the country must share the responsibility for making the nation’s roadways as safe as possible as we take time to celebrate the achievements and contributions of American workers,” AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman said. “Riders and drivers must stay alert, leave plenty of space between vehicles and take an extra look before changing lanes. And all road users should remain sober and distraction-free.”

Communities across the country will stage festivals, celebrating the many accomplishments of America’s workforce with live music, food, drink and parades. In addition, families and friends will be traveling to attend picnics and backyard cookouts.

“Let’s all do everything we can to make sure everyone on the road this weekend can arrive safely and celebrate the holiday with their friends and family,” Dingman said.

The AMA works to make America’s highways safer for motorcyclists.

The AMA has been at the forefront in dealing with distracted driving by motorists, is taking steps to ensure that motorcyclists are accounted for in the development and deployment of automated vehicle technology and, through the federal Motorcyclist Advisory Council, is sharing riders’ perspectives on infrastructure needs.

Please visit for the official AMA position statement on Distracted and Inattentive Vehicle Operation.

The AMA’s position statement on automated vehicles is available at

More information about the Motorcyclist Advisory Council is available at

About the American Motorcyclist Association

Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit

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Source: American Motorcyclist Association