ABATE of New York State, Inc., Southern Tier Chapter
American Bikers Aimed Towards Education
ABATE's Accomplishments
  • Asked to serve on the 2010 committee assigned to rewrite the Driver Safety Course
  • Motorcycle Accident Reporting Bill signed into law in the Fall of 2001 requiring specific investigation into motorcycle accidents, thus better protecting the motorycyclist after a crash. DMV will also create a database of causes.
  • Motorcycle Awareness Bill signed into law in the Fall of 2001 requiring that students be instructed about motorcycles in Drivers' Education classes.
  • Successfully lobbied to repeal the Federal Helmet Mandates in 1995.
  • Successfully fought against motorcycle exclusion from HOV lanes.
  • Successfully fought to change DOT specifications and materials used for filling cracks in roads to a motorcycle-friendly type.
  • Successfully fought health insurance policy restrictions against recreational and transportation-related injuries.
  • Successfully fought to establish a state-funded Rider Education Program.
  • Successfully ran the Freedom Rally in Albany every year since 1995.

ABATE has become a recognized lobbying force in both NYS and Washington, DC through these and other successes.


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