The AMA has formally questioned the discriminatory practice of this program, administered by the NHTSA. The AMA sent a letter to Administrator Strickland on August 9, 2010, urging him to suspend the grant program until questions have been addressed. To view AMA's letter, click here. To view Administrator Strickland's response, click here. While law enforcement officials may defend the program as a safety measure, there is no substantive proof of its effectiveness. The practice, first modeled in the state of New York, has drawn the ire of thousands of motorcyclists nationally.