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January 31, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Senate committee considers changes in motorcycle laws

A number of bills before the state Senate could relax regulations on Washing­­ton motorcycle riders, allowing them to ride without helmets and sometimes drive through red lights. Senate Bill 5141 would allow motorcyclists to proceed through red lights, in certain instances. Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, said he filed the bill because many motorcycles aren’t heavy enough to prompt…

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