ABATE of California is a Motorcycle Rights Organization (MRO) dedicated to preserving individual freedom and promoting safety. We fully support rider training, safety and educational programs. Our members also raise funds for the less fortunate, through charity runs and benefits. We encourage our members to become active in their local communities.
ABATE works to protect the rights of all motorcyclists through direct involvement in the political process. Part of our job is to be a legislative watchdog for you. ABATE has a full time lobbyist in Sacramento keeping track of legislative bills that affect or are of interest to motorcyclists. You, as an individual, can help in the ongoing struggle against anti-motorcycle legislation both here in California and across the United States by becoming an ABATE member.
ABATE is non-partisan and welcomes all riders, on-road and off-road. We give those with a strong interest in motorcycling to unite and become part of one of California's strongest motorcycle rights organizations. ABATE feels that all of us, lifestyle rider to off-road fan are brothers and sisters with a common interest -- riding free.
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Call to Action - Motorcyclist Advisory Council
Call to action from the Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF)
MRF asking you to contact your Member of Congress and Senators concerning the reestablished Motorcyclist Advisory Council (MAC). As you know, the MAC is the only formalized dialogue between the motorcycle community and DoT officials. The purpose of the “MAC” is to share rider experience with the Federal Highway Administration specifically focusing on areas like roadway deigns and construction, barriers and other emerging issues like the effects of ITS and autonomous vehicles on motorcyclists across the nation.
On Monday of this week, the Federal Highway Administration announced that they were moving forward with the Motorcyclist Advisory Council (MAC) and they were calling for nominations to serve on the Council. HOWEVER, if you look at the notice they are only calling for ONE of the TEN spots to be served by an actual motorcyclist. This is completely unacceptable. How can the government established a Council that’s supposed to be a dialogue between the motorcycle community and the federal authorities, but only have 1 motorcyclist represented? This is unfair, incredibly unbalanced and is truly contrary to the mission of the Council itself.
As such, we are asking you to contact your Member of Congress and Senators to intervene by contacting the Federal Highway Administration. Please visit the link below to submit a prewritten letter that will go directly to your elected officials. We must make our voices heard on this issue!
CMSP on Lane Guidelines
“The CHP is awaiting Commissioners approval to move forward to meet/develop guidelines regarding Lane Splitting AB-51 Quirk. We loudly brought up the point that it goes into effect on Jan. 1st 2017 and were told by the CHP Chief in charge of California Motorcycle Safety Program “as long as Riders in CA Lane Split at a Safe and Prudent Speed, they will not be cited". James Lombardo Sr. Lobbyist for ABATE of CA is a Member of the Advisory Committee and will be Voting on this issue when they are presented.
Another Issue that was brought up is Hi-Visibility Yellow/Orange Vest for Riders. A sub-committee was formed to discuss the idea, your Lobbyist is a Voting member of this Committee as well and it needs to have full CMSP Committee Approval before the CHP could Proceed."
National Motorcycle Profiling Survey
Recently, the National Motorcycle Profiling Survey 2015-2016 concluded and the results definitively demonstrate that motorcycle profiling is an epidemic in America. Many motorcyclists in America have been targeted based on appearance, not behavior. The NMPS 2015-2016 is 99% reliable with only a 1.4% deviation.
Please take the time to take the survey. Note: NO PERSONAL DATA IS REQUIRED! YOUR PRIVACY AND ANONYMITY ARE IMPORTANT AND RESPECTED. By asking for no more than your zip code and email, which is completely voluntary, there is no personal information to maintain or protect. More.......
ABATE of California Merchandise!
Are you in need of a ball cap; complete with custom embroidery? How about a license plate frame, an ABATE shirt, or emblem for your vest or jacket. These are just some of the ABATE Merchandise items that you can purchase and at the same time show your support!
Search with Goodsearch.com
Go to: www.Goodsearch.com
Join or if you have already, login.
In the dropdown window below your name at the top right, select "cause".
Where it states WHO DO YOU SEARCH FOR enter: ABATE.
Select: American Brother Aimed Toward Education - ABATE - California (Hesperia) from the list.
Then in the SEARCH window start your search as you normally would.
That's it, click and make funds for ABATE of CA.