Original post on Facebook is here
A.B.A.T.E. of Georgia will ride to the Capital to protest the Motorcycle Safety Stops on March 23rd with arrival scheduled for 11:30 AM and Departure at 1:30 PM.
We welcome all riders in the State of Georgia to join us in this Protest ride. We will provide information on gathering points around the City of Atlanta, as soon as plans are firm, so we may arrive in force and shake the wall and rattle the windows as our anger flows through our pipes.
We are in the process of obtaining a permit that will allow us to assemble and park in the streets around the Capital Building and we are asking Government Officials to join us in denouncing these Discriminatory “Safety” stops.
We as Motorcyclist should not be singled out and harassed by law enforcement just because of what we ride. Our 4th amendment rights are being violated. The ABUSE OF POWER by the State of Georgia in these actions MUST STOP. It is time for our collective voices to rise up in protest and to request the Governor of Georgia to stop any further infringements on our rights.
The safety stops are being presented as a way to help save lives on our highways yet no data exists to show that this is in any effective. This time and money should be spent on educating the motoring public to be alert and aware of motorcycle traffic. The vast majority of all motorcycle accidents are cause by automobiles and not due to safety issues with our bikes.
Please forward this information on to your local media and to any interested parties. Call your representatives in Atlanta and ask them to support us in putting an end to Discrimination toward those of us who ride Motorcycles.
More information will follow as we get closer to the event. If you wish to speak on the 23rd contact Linda Allen at
Ride Loud and Ride Proud for your Freedom.
State Director, A.B.A.T.E. of Georgia