ABATE Lake Chapter Visits the Capitol

On February 11th twenty Lake Chapter members attended “Lake Chapter Day at the Capitol”. Chapter members discussed motorcycle rights and safety issues with 16 elected officials and they dropped off ABATE of Minnesota Legislative talking points at over 150 offices. The day was very positive and many random politicians stopped our ABATEmembers in the halls to tell them how much they appreciate our efforts.

ABATE's Motorcycle Awareness License Plate Progressing in the House

Today the Minnesota House Transportation Committee heard the ABATE sponsored “Start Seeing Motorcycles” license plate bill (HF533). Unlike many other specialty plates, these plates have a message that would reinforce the importance of driver responsibility when operating a vehicle on our roads and highways. ABATE of Minnesota believes that a subtle reminder to “pay attention” while driving will be beneficial to all roadway users. With the advancements in digital license plate design and manufacture, the costs are minimal.

Senator Saxhaug Visits ABATE North Star Chapter

ABATE of Minnesota's North Star Chapter recently invited Minnesota State Senator Tom Saxhaug to their monthly meeting.  Thank you, Senator Saxhaug, for listening to the concerns of Minnesota motorcyclists.

And Thank You ABATE of Minnesota North Star Chapter !

ABATE of MN's Careless Driving Bill in the News

MPR radio did a great presentation on ABATE of Minnesota's increased penalties for careless driving bill recently. ABATE of Minnesota members Mike and Mary Berger set this up and did a great job of helping the interviewer understand the issue while also providing motorcycling safety tips (with video), which are also available in this link:

Representative Bennett Visits ABATE Flatlanders Chapter

Minnesota House Representative Peggy Bennett (in yellow) recently attended the Flatlanders Chapter meeting. She spoke on Minnesota legislation including our enhanced penalties for negligent driving bill, which she co-authored. 

Thanks Representative Bennett and Flatlanders Chapter!

River Valley Chapter Welcomes Local Legislators

Senator Kathy Sheran, Representative Tony Cornish, Representative Clark Johnson and Representative Jack Considine recently attended ABATE's River Valley Chapter meeting. Thanks River Valley Chapter!

Contact Your State Senator on SF986 Today

A.B.A.T.E. of Minnesota Call To Action

We are calling on all A.B.A.T.E. members to contact their State Senators and ask them to support S.F. 986.

This bill would give prosecutors an option to increase penalties to a Gross Misdemeanor for drivers that cause death or great bodily harm.

2015 ABATE University Bike Raffle Winners

Congratulations to the winners.

1st Prize: H-D Softail Deluxe – Brian Gillman, Dassel, MN (Ticket # 551 Sold by Kim, Straight River Chapter)

2nd Place – H-D Low Rider - Ted Meyer, Fergus Falls, MN (Ticket #368 Sold by Randy, Freedom First Riders Chapter)

3rd Place – Victory Vegas 8 Ball – Paul Tjepkes, Madison, MN (Ticket #536 Sold by Jody, Way West Chapter)

4th Place – Indian Scout – Lori McKnight, Bertha, MN (Ticket #406 Sold by Randy, Freedom First Riders Chapter)

Stop Motorcycle Only Checkpoints Nationwide

Motorcycle only checkpoints in Georgia have been funded by the federal government and there is more grant money available for other states to use. The checkpoints are a waste of our hard earned money; these funds would be better spent on public awareness and crash avoidance. The Motorcycle Riders Foundation is asking all street riders to support S.127 and H.R. 1861