ABATE of South Carolina is Biker Rights.

A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments

ABATE of South Carolina, Inc. is the motorcyclists' rights organization of South Carolina. Our members brought freedom of choice to South Carolina bikers in June of 1980; ABATE amended South Carolina's mandatory motorcycle helmet law to allow adult freedom of choice. ABATE stands for A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments. Our philosophy is to defend liberty; while we do not oppose safety devices we oppose laws that mandate the usage of devices.

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Limited Edition H3231 products PDF Print E-mail
Written by Fred   
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 19:29
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H.3231 Long Sleeve Shirts

I just made a quick run of some long sleeve shirts and due to the short quantity I will have to take them on a first come first serve basis. Due to the setup fee and screen costs we will not be producing anymore.

 

So just let me know and the quantity and prices are below:

 

One girls medium $10

Two L long sleeve with ABATE on sleeves $20

Three XL long sleeve with ABATE on sleeves $20

Two XXL long sleeve with ABATE on sleeves $25

Four towels $5

 

Ride free I do, Ralph Bell ABATE State Coordinator 

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Federal Bill of Interest to Motorcyclists PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gary Kiser   
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 13:17
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The Motorcycle Riders Foundation reports that the United States House of Representatives has passed a bill that would end a federal subsidy for biofuel blender pumps in rural areas. The measure passed by a vote of 251-166.  The Senate is expected to vote on the matter next week and there is little that those in support of the subsidies can do to reinstate the money. President Obama is expected to sign the legislation into law.

Putting an end to these subsidies will likely result in less biofuel blender pumps in the market place and therefore less E-15 fuel.  As most of you know, E-15 is gasoline that is blended with 15% ethanol.  Obviously that is a 50% increase in ethanol over the standard E-10 that most of us are used to seeing and using.  There are questions regarding how E-15 will affect engines, especially smaller ones.  The Motorcycle Industry Counsel claims that E-15 could affect engine durability and deterioration.  Further, if your motorcycle is damaged by E-15, you have no legal recourse.   Passage of this bill should be welcome news to all motorcycle riders.
 

Matt Danielson
McGrath & Danielson
Tom McGrath's Motorcycle Law Group
1-800-321-8968
Motorcyclelawgroup.com

 
Equal Access Bill Advancing Through Senate with Unanimous Support - by Matt Danielson PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Fred   
Monday, 17 March 2014 09:35
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~ March 13, 2014 ~

The Motorcycle Equal Access Bill passed its second reading in the South Carolina Senate by a unanimous vote.  After the third reading, which is usually a formality, the bill will go to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law. The bill amends the Code of South Carolina to prohibit the Department of Transportation from discriminating against motorcycles, motorcycle operators, or motorcycle passengers.  One way it does this is by prohibiting motorcycles from being denied access to highways, bridges or transportation facilities that are maintained or have been constructed with public funds.  Under this bill, cities, counties and towns will have to make reasonable accommodations for motorcycle parking in lots and garages that were built or are maintained in whole or in part with public funds.  It is fundamentally unfair to deny motorcyclists access to public facilities which are maintained or were constructed with their tax dollars.

 

Matt Danielson
McGrath & Danielson
Tom McGrath's Motorcycle Law Group
1-800-321-8968
Motorcyclelawgroup.com
 

 
Motorcycle Checkpoint Bill Introduced in U.S. Senate - by Matt Danielson PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Fred   
Friday, 07 March 2014 17:45
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The United States Senate is the latest venue in the battle to end the unfair practice of federally funded motorcycle-only roadside checkpoints.  Motorcycle-only CheckpointsThe Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) has reported that Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has introduced legislation which would prohibit the federal government from funding mandatory motorcycle-only roadside checkpoints. Joining her as the lead republican on the bill is Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI).  Also joining as original co-sponsors are Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH).

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New Liberty Riders Chapter of ABATE, Elgin, in the Midlands PDF Print E-mail
Written by Fred   
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 19:10
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Please welcome a new ABATE chapter - Liberty Riders in Elgin, located in the Midlands.

Dennis Welborn is the contact as they get going. More info is on our Chapters and Meetings page.

 
A reminder - protect yourself on the road PDF Print E-mail
Written by Fred   
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 09:02
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This short video shows a simple change to your insurance, that could make a huge difference if you're hit. We've shown it before, but it bears repeating. I've increased my coverage as a result of watching this, and you should too! Don't wait, do it today.


~ Fred


 
F.A.Q. #1 video and PDF PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 25 January 2014 19:41
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Just finished this latest video. For many of my friends that wonder what ABATE is this covers the many misconceptions. For those who already know about ABATE please send it to others who may not.


--- Ralph


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Motorcycle helmet bill filed by Charleston, Georgetown state representatives - The Post and Courier PDF Print E-mail
Written by Fred   
Thursday, 23 January 2014 11:35
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They're so "concerned" about us, they want to regulate if we wear a hat...

COLUMBIA - An increase in motorcycle-related fatalities has driven three state representatives to file a bill that would require all riders wear helmets.

House Bill 4500 was filed Wednesday by Reps. Wendell Gilliard, Carl Anderson, and J. Seth Whipper, D-North Charleston. Gilliard and Anderson said it's time Palmetto State residents consider such a measure because state roads are getting crowded...

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New Sponsor Coordinator - Mandy Jones PDF Print E-mail
Written by Fred   
Sunday, 12 January 2014 18:16
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Be sure to welcome Mandy Jones as the new Sponsor Coordinator, and thank her for stepping up for the members of ABATE of SC.


Mandy Jones

 
Updated Membership Applications PDF Print E-mail
Written by Fred   
Saturday, 11 January 2014 13:29
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The latest versions of the Membership Application are posted online on abatesc.com here.

 
Website News Rollup PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Fred   
Saturday, 04 January 2014 22:04
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We just moved abatesc.com to a new web server, and so got behind on updates. Here's a summary:

"Boat Mike" Williford is the new CSRA Area Cooridinator.

Janet Woodberry is the new Membership Coordinator.

John "Izzy" Isadore is the new Midlands Area Coordinator.

Be sure to welcome and thank these fine folks for stepping up to serve you, the members of ABATE of SC.

Also welcome the new Richland Chapter in the Midlands, with Sheryl "Tekgyrl" Hudson as Chapter Coorinator.



 
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South Carolina Motorcycle Statutes

Our friends at Tom McGrath's Motorcycle Law Group have compiled a list of laws that apply to motorcyclists in South Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia.

South Carolina has several statutes that directly relate to motorcyclists, including licensure, inspections, and use of public roads. If you feel that your rights have been violated call them at 1-800-321-8968 and speak with one of their attorneys who practice in South Carolina.

Check out the SC laws here

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ABATE does not advocate riding without a helmet; ABATE advocates that you have the right to decide. ABATE does not condone drinking and driving or riding. Contributions to ABATE of South Carolina, Inc., or any of its chapters are not tax deductible.