This could happen not only
here in Florida but in any State you live in. Not
likely but ...
Motorcycles make an easy target for
discriminatory law making because we are a minority,
we are also a highly fragmented minority. We are
different ages, genders, races, religions and
political persuasions. We are scattered across the
Who could ever unite us into a force
that would threaten the anti-motorcycle lobbies?
2. We’ve become the 4th largest State Motorcycle
Rights Organization (MRO) in the country (IN & IL
are 1&2, we regularly switch for 3rd & 4th with PA).
4. We successfully fought a bill that would forbid
our children from riding on our bikes.
6. We developed an effective MSAP program that has
raised motorist’s perceptions and awareness of
motorcycles, and have received funding from the
State of FL totaling over $750,000 to promote
motorcycle safety and awareness.
8. Supported and fought for a
texting-while-driving ban for the last few years.
10. We publish monthly Press Releases and/or
Articles of Interest in many online & print
publications, including Florida Full Throttle.
** The President of ABATE of Florida, Inc. sits as
the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the
National Collation of Motorcyclists (NCOM). NCOM has
over 1000 member organizations.
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ABATE of Florida is a grassroots organization
of volunteers. No ABATE Board Member or
Officer receives any salary. We are motorcycle
enthusiasts of all types: Touring, Sport, Dirt and
WE are YOU!
Did you know that the Insurance Companies
would love to see this enacted. Their profits would
increase many times over even thou over 70% of all
Motorcycle accidents are cause be an Automobile.
ABATE of Florida, Inc.’s Accomplishments
1. On July 1, 2000, we had the 30 year old Florida
Helmet law repealed; July 1, 2010 was our 10th
Anniversary of Freedom of Choice.
3. We got the handlebar heights law modified.
5. We successfully fought the bill that would
confiscate motorcycles for going 30 MPH over the
7. We successfully fought the bill against vertical
tags that had over $1,100 in fines for a first
9. Our 2009-2010 Stiffer Penalties Bill made it
through five of the FL House & Senate’s committees;
this is the farthest it has gone in the number of
years we have tried. On the last day of session, a
committee member strenuously attempted to attach a
revival of the helmet law to our Bill. To avoid a
new helmet law in Florida, we had to kill the Bill.
** The President of ABATE of Florida, Inc. has been
asked to be on and currently sits as a member of The
Motorcyclist Advisory Council (MAC) to the Federal
Highway Administration in Washington, D.C. The
Secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Transportation may
appoint a representative from only two State MROs
throughout the entire U.S.A. to be on this council.