From the MAA: The bill drafted and submitted by Iron Horse Motorcycle Lawyers, with the gracious help of Senator Ross Turner, approving a specialty plate promoting motorcycle awareness is now law. They are not available yet at DMV but stay tuned. Soon, my friends, soon. Thank you Meredith Bogardus for designing the plate. A portion of the tag fee goes to the Motorcycle Awareness Alliance for their awesome work promoting motorcycle awareness and safety.
ABATE of South Carolina is aware of the deceptive billboards recently erected by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. The billboards state that in 2015 one hundred and thirty six (136) motorcyclists died on South Carolina roads and that seventy six percent (76%) were not wearing a helmet. Clearly the South Carolina Department of Public Safety cherry picked these statistics to imply a correlation where none exists.
ABATE of South Carolina is disappointed that the South Carolina Department of Public Safety has elected to use thousands of taxpayer dollars on this misleading and deceptive campaign. These billboards are also insensitive to the friends and family members of the one hundred and thirty six (136) motorcyclists lost in 2015.
ABATE of South Carolina will work to have future taxpayer dollars spent in a more beneficial and meaningful campaign that will promote motorcycle awareness and education.
ABATE of South Carolina is pleased to announce that H 3788 Motorcycle Consumer Protection “Lemon Law” has unanimously passed both the House and the Senate and is heading to the Governor’s desk for signature into law. Below are the changes to current law which will allow motorcycle consumers the same warranty rights as automobile consumers currently have.
Consistent with the Motorcycle Riders Foundation’s (MRF) 2016 Legislative Agenda as voted on by its Sustaining State Motorcyclists Rights Organizations, the MRF has aligned with other national motorcyclists’ rights organizations on proposed federal anti-profiling language. (The full version of the language can be read on our website at www.mrf.org.)
The MRF recognizes the importance to all motorcyclists of this much-needed language, and we applaud the hard work of organizations that are addressing this issue legislatively on the state level. The time has come, however, to address profiling on a national level. There is a public misconception that profiling is strictly an issue that affects only motorcycle clubs; in reality, nothing could be further from the truth, as profiling injustices continue to happen across the country to all types of motorcyclists. This issue is a matter of civil liberties, and now is the time to roll up the sleeves and get to work.