motorcycle http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. House Votes To Repeal Mandatory Motorcycle Helmet Law http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-votes-repeal-mandatory-motorcycle-helmet-law <P>The <A href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</A> has passed legislation that would allow motorcyclists to ride without wearing helmets.</P> <P><A href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB555&amp;year=2013&amp;code=R">House Bill 555</A>&nbsp;would lift the mandatory helmet&nbsp;requirement for motorcycle drivers and passenger who are at least 21 years of age or older.&nbsp; It would remain in effect&nbsp;for those under 21.&nbsp; The sponsor,&nbsp;<A href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=133&amp;year=2013">State Representative&nbsp;Eric Burlison</A> (R, Springfield), Fri, 03 May 2013 01:01:53 +0000 Marshall Griffin 26049 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Votes To Repeal Mandatory Motorcycle Helmet Law Motorcycle gang members face murder, drug charges http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/motorcycle-gang-members-face-murder-drug-charges <p>Eighteen members of a motorcycle gang known as Wheels of Soul face a federal indictment on charges ranging from racketeering to kidnapping to murder, including for fatal shootings in three different states.</p><p>The indictment handed up June 9 was unsealed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. It wasn&#39;t immediately clear if any of the defendants had attorneys.</p><p>The defendants are from seven states: Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, Colorado, Wisconsin and Kentucky.</p> Tue, 12 Jul 2011 19:13:36 +0000 The Associated Press 1629 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Motorcycle gang members face murder, drug charges Mo. Senate panel approves bill banning texting for all drivers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-panel-approves-bill-banning-texting-all-drivers <p>A Missouri Senate committee has approved legislation that bars all drivers from texting while driving.</p><p>Currently, <a href="http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/c300-399/3040000820.htm">only drivers 21 years old and younger</a> are prohibited from sending cell phone text messages while driving.</p><p>But what's the problem with that system according to the <a href="http://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/Root/index.html">Missouri State Highway Patrol</a>?</p><p>It's hard to tell how old a driver is if an officer sees them texting.</p> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 16:37:01 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 398 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate panel approves bill banning texting for all drivers Mo. lawmakers pre-file bills for 2011 session http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-lawmakers-pre-file-bills-2011-session <p><span class="article-content"><span>Missouri lawmakers have been pre-filing bills this week in preparation for the legislative session that begins next month. Here's the lowdown on these early ventures:</span></span></p><p> Mon, 06 Dec 2010 16:04:05 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Kelsey Proud 66 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. lawmakers pre-file bills for 2011 session