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Archived news releases by A.B.A.T.E. of PA.

05-30-11

Bikers Inside the Beltway

Thursday, May 12th, 2011 was the 3rd Annual Michael “Boz” Kerr Bikers Inside the Beltway event in Washington, DC. The event is a national lobby day, sponsored by the Motorcycle Riders Foundation, for motorcyclists to come to Capitol Hill to meet with their elected officials and brief them on all issues affecting motorcyclists at the federal level.
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05-25-11

Helmet Use Gets Second Look

Efforts to reinstate a motorcycle helmet law are underway in the state capitol. Representative Dan Frankel (D-Allegheny) introduced a series of measures Monday aimed at making motorcycle riding safer. read more...


05-20-11

LEGISLATIVE ALERT!!!

Today at the state capitol Representative Dan Frankel issued a media advisory. He will reintroduce legislation to restore Pennsylvania's motorcycle helmet law at a news conference to be held at 11:00 AM Monday, May 23, 2011 in the Capitol Media Center. He will be joined by Christopher Hart vice chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board and other advocates. read more...


05-13-11

New mandatory helmet law bill for all riders

This morning at the state capitol Representative Dan Frankel issued a memo to all Members of the House of Representatives seeking cosponsors for a new mandatory helmet law bill for all riders. read more...


05-02-11

Membership Dues Increase Approved

At the March Grand Board Meeting the board approved a moderate increase in the ABATE of PA membership dues that will begin on June 30, 2011. read more...


05-02-11

Senator Clarence D. Bell Scholarship Winning Essays

Senator Clarence D. Bell Scholarship Winning Essays

WHY I’M PROUD TO BELONG TO A.B.A.T.E. OF PA
By Maeda Krizmencic, South Mountain Chapter Member and Life Lessons By Jon Cox, Blue Mountain Chapter Member read more...


05-02-11

U.S. lawmakers want agency to focus on motorcycle crash prevention

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- U.S. lawmakers want a federal traffic safety agency to concentrate on motorcycle crash prevention and rider education -- instead of trying to lobby state lawmakers to enact mandatory helmet laws, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. read more...


05-02-11

Motorcycle Riders Foundation meets with US DOT Secretary Ray LaHood

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation, along with a few members of ABATE of IL, recently met with the nation’s highest ranking transportation official, United States Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. LaHood also had his top safety staffer, National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator David Strickland in on the meeting. read more...


05-02-11

Updates from the ABATE of PA Office

In this ABATE of PA News Release:
- Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Month
- Watch For Motorcycles Lawn Signs
- Freedom Weekend - Saturday & Sunday, May 21 & 22
- ABATE of PA Rights Rally - Monday, May 23
- ABATE of PA State Raffle Update
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