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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 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.


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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.

Oppose Mandatory Motorcycle Roadside Stops

MRF E-MAIL NEWS Motorcycle Riders Foundation
236 Massachusetts Ave. NE | Suite 510 | Washington, DC 20002-4980
202-546-0983 (voice) | 202-546-0986 (fax) | http://www.mrf.org


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

Vertical Plate Law

Minnesota Statute 168.12

A personalized vertical motorcycle plate may be issued upon payment of an additional payment of $100. The vertical plate must have not more than four identification characters, cannot be a duplication of any current or reserved license plate.

ABATE Needs Volunteers for Vikings Childrens Ride

Volunteers needed to promote ABATE of Minnesota at the Annual Vikings Childrens Ride


Jon Stutelberg, Metro Chapter, has promoted ABATE of Minnesota at this event for many years. Jon needs about 15 helpers at the Blue Heron Grill, Hugo , MN at the start of the run at 9:00 am on July 16th for parking lot duty and also people to work a membership table at the end of the ride at Grand Casino Hinckley.

Motorcycle Dial-A-Ride Interview

On Friday May 28th, 2010, Ron Lischeid was interviewed on WCCO radio about Motorcycle Dial-A-Ride. Click HERE , then click on the "Play" button to listen. For more information on Dial-A-Ride, click HERE

Deadline is Wednesday for MN Motorcycle Safety Advisory Committee Applications

The Minnesota Motorcycle Safety Advisory Committee (MMSAC) is accepting applications for four openings on this important panel.  The Minnesota Motorcycle Safety Advisory Committee (MMSAC) provides input to the Department of Public Safety, evaluates and recommends strategies to improve the safety of motorcycle riders and their passengers, motorcycle rider training, rider testing and licensing, and public information and education activities.

Post Your Comments on the Definition of a Motorcycle

The federal government is accepting comments on the definition of a motorcycle in lieu of updating the vehicle identification numbering system to comply with soon to be revised ISO standards. This would be an excellent forum for ABATE members to address concerns about the moped/motorcycle standards or the issue of what I call the "Frankenstein motorcycles", those contraptions that have covered roofs, steering wheels, and windshield wipers, but only have three wheels to skirt the federal definition of an automobile.

Help Needed for Freedom Rally Membership Table

Going to ABATE of Iowa's Freedom Rally? Volunteer a few hours at the ABATE of Minnesota membership table. For years our friends to the south have very generously allowed us to sign up Minnesota members who attend the Freedom Rally. Hundreds of new and renewing memberships come from this event. So if you are going to the Freedom Rally, spend a few hours at the front gate.

MRF Helmet Press Release

MRF E-MAIL NEWS Motorcycle Riders Foundation
236 Massachusetts Ave. NE | Suite 510 | Washington, DC 20002-4980
202-546-0983 (voice) | 202-546-0986 (fax) | http://www.mrf.org


10NR08 - MRF News Release - National Mandatory Motorcycle Helmet Law


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
16 April 2010


Contact: Jeff Hennie, MRF V.P. of Government Relations & Public Affairs
 
 


 


National Mandatory Motorcycle Helmet Law