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WHAT A.B.A.T.E. STANDS FOR. . .

The A.B.A.T.E. acronym stands for “Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education.” Oppressive (safety) legislation can be challenged by lowering accident rates. Improvements in accident statistics through rider and driver education have been demonstrated. We support the Pennsylvania Rider Education Course called the Motorcycle Safety Program. Many of our members currently serve as licensed instructors and we reimburse the $100 registration fee to those who successfully become MSP instructors.

We also sponsor a safety and awareness program for presentation to school and civic groups called “Operation Save A Life,” designed to increase awareness of automobile drivers of motorcycles on the roads and related safety issues. The program stresses the fact that motorcycles are full-fledged motor vehicles, equally entitled with automobiles to use of the road.

About Us
If you like riding without a helmet, thank A.B.A.T.E. of PA.
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MISSION STATEMENT

An Alliance of Bikers dedicated to the protection of the individual rights of motorcyclists through political change, charitable works, and public education.

Rights Rally 2007

A.B.A.T.E. of Pennsylvania is an organization of motorcyclists dedicated to the protection of the individual rights of motorcyclists through political change, public education and charitable works. As part of this mission, we also are active in the elimination of unfair legislation as it concerns motorcyclists; promoting motorcycle safety through both motorist and rider education; and improving the image of motorcyclists to the general public.

SERVING MEMBERS SINCE 1983

Since 1983, A.B.A.T.E. of PA has represented the interests of motorcyclists riding Pennsylvania's roads. Today, our Members come from every discipline of motorcycling, both on the road and off. Through a variety of programs, A.B.A.T.E. is working to protect and preserve the rights of over 750,000 licensed motorcyclists and the untold tens of thousands of riders who enjoy the variety of off-road recreational opportunities available. Regardless of whether you enjoy touring, cruising, trail riding, or racing, A.B.A.T.E. of Pennsylvania is here to serve you. Your help and support is needed to protect and promote your right to ride.

WHAT WE DO. . .
  • Represent Motorcyclists Throughout PA
  • Protect Against Road & Land Closures
  • Introduce Motorcycle Related Legislation
  • Conduct Fund Raisers To Benefit Our Community
  • Promote Motorcycle Safety Training Classes
  • Educate The Public About Motorcycle Awareness
  • Defend Against Harassment & Discrimination
  • Preserve Motorcycling As Transportation & Recreation
Ride to Gettysburg 2007

A.B.A.T.E. has promoted declaration by the Legislature of the month of May as “Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month.” We emphasize safe, sober and responsible behavior.

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ACCOMPLISHMENTS

TURNPIKE TOLLS
Motorcyclists using the PA Turnpike and taking advantage of the E-Z Pass now receive a 25% discount on tolls. (June 2003) Read More. . .

HELMET USE
Modified the helmet law to allow adult motorcyclists 21 years of age and older with two years experience or successfully completing the PA Motorcycle Safety Course. (September 4, 2003)
Read More. . .

HANDLEBAR HEIGHT
Act 152 of 2002 eliminated any restriction on handlebar heights.
Read More. . .

UNRESTRICTED PARKING
Two (2) or more motorcycles may park within the same parking space without the risk of being arbitrarily ticketed in PA. (Act 123 of 2002)

EMISSIONS TESTING
Motorcycles are exempt from emissions testing.

C.A.T. FUND
Removed the unfair catastrophic trust fund surcharge on moving violations from never-eligible-to-participate motorcyclists.
Read More. . .

Rights Rall 2007


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