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Oppose Mandatory Motorcycle Roadside Stops

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10NR22 - MRF News Release - MRF URGENT CALL TO ACTION - Mandatory Motorcycle Roadside Stops


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
23 July 2010


Contact: Jeff Hennie, Government Relations and Public Affairs
 
 
MRF URGENT CALL TO ACTION - Mandatory Motorcycle Roadside Stops

NHTSA Head Calls for National Helmet Law

ASK YOUR US HOUSE AND US SENATE CANDIDATES WHERE THEY STAND ON MANDATORY MOTORCYCLE HELMET LAWS, THEN VOTE ACCORDINGLY. THIS IS A DIRECT ATTACK ON MOTORCYCLING FREEDOM - DON'T STAND FOR IT.


www.ama-cycle.org/news/story.asp?id=2278


Federal traffic safety official wants Congress to actively promote
helmet use
Posted September 28, 2010


The head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
told a congressional panel on Sept. 28 that he wants to work with
Congress to promote helmet use among motorcyclists across the United
States.

UPDATED 10/26/10 - 2010 ABATE of MN Candidate Survey Results

ABATE of MN surveyed the 2010 candidates for US House, MN Governor, MN House, and MN Senate on motorcycling issues. Only those who responded are listed. If your candidates are not listed, please contact them and ask their views before you vote. Download the results below.

NHTSA "Highway Safety Facts" Released

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10NR28 - MRF News Release - NHTSA "Highway Safety Facts" Released


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
6 October 2010


Contact: Jeff Hennie, Government Relations and Public Affairs
 
 
NHTSA "Highway Safety Facts" Released

Star and Tribune Supports ABATE of MN Legislation

The Star and Tribune, Minnesota's largest newspaper, now supports ABATE of MN's increased penalties for careless driving position (see below). Major changes in law take time. ABATE of MN started the discussion on this at an early Bikerday at the Capitol and we have gathered more supporters every year. Keep the pressure on and when it passes in 2011, feel good that it was ABATE of MN who got the ball rolling several years ago.


Mack Backlund


State Coordinator


ABATE of MN

Congresswoman and Fellow Motorcyclist Shot in Arizona

US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was shot outside a grocery store while conducting a public event with her constituents in North Tucson, Arizona. Giffords was Chair of the United States House of Representatives Motorcycle Safety Caucus. She was a true friend of the motorcyclists of this country and served them well. ABATE of Minnesota and the Motorcycle Riders Foundation are deeply saddened by this loss and wish her  family well in this tragic time. Our thoughts and prayers also go out to the other victims of this senseless tragedy.


 

HF 68 Passes Public Safety Committee

HF 68, the ABATE of Minnesota supported legislation that increases the penalty for careless driving resulting in death, passed the Minnesota House Public Safety Committee on Wednesday, January 26, and was referred to the Judiciary Committee. Testifying in support were Mack Backlund, ABATE of MN, Nancy Johson, Minnesotans for Safe Driving and Scott Hersey, Dakota County Assistant Attorney. ABATE of Minnesota thanks all who help with this important legislation.

ABATE of Minnesota Rocks the Capitol

On February 2, 2011, ABATE of Minnesota members and motorcyclists from groups and clubs statewide came to the Minnesota State Capitol to lobby with one voice to protect the rights and safety of all motorcyclists.


From Albert Lea to Roseau, from Marshall to Duluth and from all points in between, hundreds upon hundreds of Minnesota motorcyclists poured into the State Capitol in St. Paul to protect motorcycling freedom and improve motorcycle safety.

Great News on HF68

HF 68, the ABATE of Minnesota supported legislation that increases the penalty for careless driving resulting in death, passed the Minnesota House Public Safety Committee on Wednesday, January 26, and was referred to the Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee. On February 10th, the bill was heard and held over for inclusion in the Judiciary omnibus bill. This is a very positive development. Unless another chair insists on hearing this bill we will have no more hearings in the Minnesota House and when the Judiciary omnibus bill is assembled, this language should be included in the big bill.