This news means that the protection of motorcyclists everywhere is still paramount, and motorcyclists don’t have to worry about accidental damage to their engines for a little while longer.
Melbourne, FL (PRWEB) January 14, 2014
In a news brief on November 15, 2013 from the American Motorcyclist Association, it was revealed that the release of E15 fuel into the US market could be stalled for some time, which is news that should come as a relief to motorcyclists across the country, according to Sinclair Law.
“I couldn’t be more pleased,” says Florida motorcycle injury lawyer Brad Sinclair of Sinclair Law. “This news means that the protection of motorcyclists everywhere is still paramount, and motorcyclists don’t have to worry about accidental damage to their engines for a little while longer.”
E15 fuel contains 15% ethanol, which Sinclair reports poses a huge issue to motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles. The majority of fuel in the United States is E10, only 10% ethanol. While E15 fuel has been determined safe for normal automobiles that were produced in 2001 and later, it has not been approved for use in boats, ATVs, lawn mowers, and other small-engine machines, including motorcycles. The reason why the United States is keen on having E15 fuel is because it will stretch fuel supplies and supposedly help lessen dependence on non-renewable fuels. However, there has been considerable concern about how safe it is for engines.
The stall will exist for at least another year, as motorcycle lobbyists continue to try to buy more time in order to get motorcycles that would be approved for the fuel on the road. The lobbyists and Sinclair agree: it would be far too easy to fuel up with the wrong kind of fuel were E15 to be indiscriminately leveled on the market.
Currently, E15 fuel is available in a minority of states: Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
“It’s important to be able to protect the integrity of your motorcycle and the safety of motorcyclists throughout the country,” says Sinclair. “It heartens me to hear that so many members of Congress agree.”
About Sinclair Law
With over 30 years of personal injury and wrongful death legal experience, Brad Sinclair has been providing his legal expertise to victims in personal injury cases all throughout Brevard County in Florida, including the areas of Melbourne, Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, and Titusville. Sinclair Law specializes in personal injury cases involving motorcycle accidents, automotive accidents, and truck accidents, and staffs former insurance claims adjustors to help with each case. Visit SinclairLaw.com today for more information.