What is ABATE?
ABATE is a neutral organization that allows all motorcycle riders and motorcycle enthusiasts to unite in a brotherhood to safeguard our rights and still be individuals with different views. ABATE is not a club.
The letters, "ABATE" stand for "A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments" and "American Bikers Aimed Towards Education".
ABATE of Kansas is a state motorcyclist's rights organization (SMRO) composed of motorcycle enthusiasts throughout the state. Putting motorcycle legislation in its proper perspective is our main objective. This is accomplished through safety education programs, public awareness programs and other proposals designed to prevent fatal or injury accidents.
ABATE feels that all motorcyclists are brothers and sisters with a common interest... riding free! Many restrictive or discriminatory laws pertaining to motorcycles and riders were enacted by uninformed or misdirected legislature. ABATE's goal in Kansas is to keep our legislators informed of our feelings about any Bill that we feel would be unfair or discriminatory towards motorcyclists. To prevent unfair Bills from becoming a law is much easier that fighting to get a law repealed.
ABATE of Kansas, Inc. works with motorcycle rights organizations across the country to stop unfair federal legislation aimed towards motorcyclists. We are not against helmets but the forced use helmet law is a blatant government grab of our personal freedom. St. Louis, New York and Chicago are some of the cities that have tried outright banning of motorcycles. These "Cycle bans" are a means to literally get motorcycles off the streets. When SMROs pushed the issue, the federal judicial system ruled that any street, road or highway constructed with federal funds could not ban certain modes of motorized transportation.
ABATE of Kansas, Inc. was instrumental in creating an independent, nonprofit corporation to carry on its tradition to promote riders training. The Smart Motorcyclists Attend Rider Training (SMART) program teaches the Motorcycle Safety Foundation accredited riders courses. These include the Basic Riders Course and Experienced Riders Course.
ABATE of Kansas, Inc. sponsors and promotes safety, rider information and motorcycle awareness campaigns for motorists emphasizing accident prevention.
Some of the benefits of joining ABATE are:
► Tremendous political power for opposing anti-motorcycle legislation, for support of programs that help, not hurt, motorcycling
► Monthly newsletter to increase communication among motorcyclists
► Membership card and patch
► Accidental death insurance policy
► An Insurance Program with preferred service for ABATE members
► Use of the ABATE legal program with free consultation on all legal matters
► Participation in monthly meetings
► Participation with a large group of fellow riders in toy runs, charity runs, blood runs, swap meets and other service oriented functions
► The personal satisfaction of knowing you are promoting awareness of Motorcycling as an energy efficient, economical, everyday means of transportation
All money from memberships, donations, etc. goes to pay for printing, postage and other expenses incurred in fighting unfair motorcycle legislation.
2003-2004 © A.B.A.T.E. of Kansas, Inc.
Copyright © 2011 by ABATE of Kansas District 11
Last updated: December 19, 2010