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Bill filed to ban motorcycle-only highway checkpoints

A bipartisan group of senators has filed a bill to ban states from conducting motorcycle-only police checkpoints on roads and highways.

Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.), and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) said the bill was crafted in response to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) program that uses grants to encourage states to conduct additional checkpoints for motorcycle riders.

The lawmakers said the program, which has been in place since 2009, was discriminatory against motorcyclists.

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