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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Driver Caught on Video Illegally Blocking Motorcycles Splitting Lanes
Authorities are investigating on Friday after a driver was caught on camera blocking bikers from lane splitting, nearly hitting them in the process on the 210 Freeway in Azusa. In the video it appears a white car is blocking the motorcyclist from lane splitting. A different motorcyclist is stuck behind the white car and the driver is blocking the lane. The motorcyclist maneuvers around and it appears that the car swerves toward the motorcycle. Seconds later it happens yet again – the white car is riding the lane marker and the motorcycle rider can’t get around. Splitting lanes is legal in California and the CHP is working on approving guidelines for the practice. Moving to block the progress of another vehicle is illegal in California and crossing the double yellow line as this vehicle did is assault. HERE is the report and video from CBS news in LA. Hopefully this driver will be found and charged for endangering the lives of the motorcyclists and other vehicles when crossing the double yellow.
CMSP on Lane Guidelines - Update
3/21/2017 After a 3 Hour Meeting today the Motorcycle Rider Groups and Dealers united to Vote on Sending a Minimum of 15 MPH & 50 MPH on the Higher end to the CHP Commissioner. We went through word by word Guidelines and Educational Materials produced by CHP and these will be finalized/mailed a week before our next meeting in April to the Advisory Committee Members for our review and vote. CHP has told the MRSPvgroup that while guidelines are being developed “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.
3/16/2017 The CMSP has received approval to meet and start developing new lane splitting guidelines - no Date for the Meeting has been set. The new guidelines are to be developed by a working group comprised of CMSP Advisory Committee members, which we are apart of. We will keep you updated as we met, discuss and debate the proposals.
3/21/2017 The CMSP Yellow/Orange Hi-Vis vests SubCommittee Meeting has been pushed back until after June. 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."
2016-2017 National Motorcycle Profiling Survey - Take the 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.
Please take the time to take the 2016-2017 National Motorcycle Profiling 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. Take the survey now...
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!
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