During their meeting with the MRF, NHTSA said they have no plans for future motorcycle-only checkpoint funding. And that the only state to request the previous funding was Georgia.[read more]
Two months, much confusion and many hard feelings later, the ordinance to change bike rallies was killed by Horry County Council Tuesday night by a 10-2 vote. Council members Harold Worley and Gary Loftus voted against the majority.
This means the current law under which vendor permits are issued will remain as it has been for the past three years.
Vendor permits will be issued for seven days at a cost of $800 east of the waterway and $500 west of the waterway.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed the Helmet Choice law into effect yesterday. Now Michigan bikers 21 and older can enjoy riding free like we already do here in South Carolina.
From ABATE of Michigan:
ABATE: Governor Signs Helmet Choice Law
Michigan joins 30 other states to allow adult choice on helmet use, toughens standards
LANSING– After 46 years, Michigan now joins 30 other states in amending the mandatory helmet law in favor of adult choice. The Michigan legislature overwhelmingly approved SB 291 with broad bi-partisan support and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed Public Act 98 into law, yesterday. The new law modernizes Michigan’s outdated mandatory helmet law, which was a holdover from bygone days leaving Michigan, in the minority—one of only 20 states left enforcing an empty federal mandate.
From: Ralph "Safety Sam" Bell
Subject: May Awareness Rally double play!
Here is the proof for the 2012 May Awareness Rally shirts. I will need to place the order by April 25th and this will allow me to pick them up by May 4th.
We have two different shirt colors so please let me know which colors you would like.
Short Sleeve S, M, L, XL for $10.00 XXL, XXXL an additional $5.00
Long Sleeve S, M, L, XL for $15.00 XXL, XXXL an additional $5.00
Pockets are an additional $2.00
Ride free I do,
ABATE Products Coordinator
MRF State Representative
I want to thank you as always for supporting ABATE by purchasing our products!
Call to Action - Motorcycle Helmet Law Modification in MichiganSent to you at the request of ABATE of MichiganFrom: Vince Consiglio, President, ABATE of Michigan
RE: “Call to Action” Motorcycle Helmet Law Modification in MichiganABATE of Michigan would like the help of all motorcyclists in their fight for freedom. Senate Bill 291 passed the Michigan Senate with a 24 YES vote to 14 NO vote in late June. We want to thank all those activists who sent a post card to Governor Snyder over the summer. SB 291 passed the Michigan House of Representatives with a 69 YES to 39 NO on November 2nd. SB 291 passed a concurrence vote on 3-28-2012 and has been sent to Governor Snyder. Governor Snyder prides himself on being all about business and helping business. Please urge Governor Snyder to sign SB 291. He has 14 days to sign or veto. If no action is taken after 14 days it becomes law.MAIL to : Governor Rick Snyder State Capital
P.O. Box 30013
Lansing, Michigan 48909
e-mail Rick.email@example.comThanks for helping us in our efforts. Thanks again,Vince Consiglio President, ABATE of Michigan
ABATE of Michigan, Inc.
Lansing, Michigan - Motorcycle riders for years have pushed for repeal of the state's helmet law and they might finally get the green light.
But whether Gov. Rick Snyder will sign the measure into law or buck the Republican leadership in the Legislature is a matter of speculation.
Snyder last year told Republicans he would consider repealing the helmet requirement only as part of broad reform to Michigan's no-fault auto insurance laws. Republicans jumped the gun Wednesday when the Senate approved a repeal measure the House passed Nov. 2 that's not part of an auto insurance reform package.
(To contact Governor Rick Snyder, click here or call (517) 335-7858 M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
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Let's welcome Lee McCall as the new Chapter Coordinator for Dixie Thunder ABATE. Lee's contact info and the Dixie Thunder chapter meeting/location information is in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) section of the Chapters and Meetings page:
- Please welcome Lori Sellers as the new State Secretary
- Please welcome Rhonda Horta as the new State Membership Coordinator
- Lobby Day II and III, Wed. Feb. 8th and Wed. March 14th.
- ABATE of SC Legislative Meeting - Bills we are tracking
- Horry County ABATE on Myrtle Beach Bike Week
- Governor Haley vows to veto all rider helmet bill S.1046
- No more kids under 8 on motorcycles? Bill H.4653
- Good News! Equal Access bill H.4691 filed
- Legislative Meeting location change, Sat. Feb 4th; Meeting with Attorney General Alan Wilson, Sat. Feb 25th
- Rock Hill has a new Chapter Coordinator - Bill Powell