A.B.A.T.E. Of The Garden State

Great News for NJ Veterans Who Ride

ABATE of the Garden State has been trying for almost 10 years to get a license plate for our military veterans who ride motorcycles. There are several options available for cars and trucks but there has never been a veteran plate for motorcycles. Well, it has finally happened!

Bike Week in Wildwood

Members of ABATE of the Garden State attend Bike Week in Wildwood, NJ.  They set up a booth to distribute information and awareness materials.

Vision Zero & The Motorcyclist

This concept seems to be the wave of the future with certain US cities like Seattle and New York considering implementing it.  We need to be heard on this so it is done with motorcycles taken into consideration. It was recently introduced in Sweden with one official saying, “We must prevent the recruiting of new… [Continue Reading]


 Mission Statement

To enhance and protect the motorcyclist riding rights in New Jersey. To enhance the common good and general welfare of New Jersey’s motorcycling community by promoting education, awareness, safety concerns and to foster a general understanding by motorcyclist and motorist alike. To make our voices heard on legislation affecting riders in New Jersey on a local, state and national level by creating a united community of motorcyclists connected through our organization.  Furthermore, we address any legislation concerning motorcyclists locally, statewide or nationally. Finally, we will engage in charitable activities benefiting our organization, the motorcycle community and society at large.


ABATE had a meeting with NJ State Senator Steve Sweeney, President of the Senate.  The discussion was about the “arbitrary” rules that the DMV added to the VET Motorcycle License Plate Bill.  Most egregious was the 500 plate minimum order and the almost 10 months to “develop the process required to obtain the plates”.  Senator Sweeney has agreed to address the time lag, and indicated the possibility of significantly reducing the waiting period.  What he requested was some indication of interest from our Veteran motorcycle riders.

To accomplish Senator Sweeney’s request, ABATE has established an online survey to collect this information.  If you are an honorably discharged VET, who rides a motorcycle and plan to purchase the new “U S Veteran” motorcycle plate, please go to the link BELOW, and answer a couple of quick questions.  We will develop a list of only names and ZIP codes for the state.  This collection will end in 30 days, so do not delay.  Please make this information known to as many Veterans and Veteran motorcyclists as possible.  We need to show support for this bill.  Please note that completing the survey does not put you under any obligation to purchase a Veteran license plate.

Thank You,

ABATE of the Garden State


Motorcycle Only Checkpoint (MOC) Bill is LAW

Our long awaited MOC bill is law!  The link below will show you a copy of the signed bill.  It may be short, but it has teeth.  Law enforcement can no longer single out a group of bikers just “because”.  Checkpoints must treat motorcycles like any other vehicle.


ABATE of the Garden State is fighting for motorcyclists’ rights on several state level issues. Most of these issues will not only help all motorcyclists, but will either directly or indirectly help all motorists.

  1. Sponsor/Support Legislation addressing motorcycle profiling.
  2. Veteran Motorcycle License Plate
  3. Option to proceed at unresponsive red lights.
  4. Continue the fight against E-15 and higher blends of Ethanol fuel.
  5. Increased penalties for right of way violations causing injury or death.
  6. Fight for increased penalties for and enforcement of distracted driving violations.
  7. Maximum utilization of motorcycle safety funding program.
  8. Promotion of driver and rider education courses and motorcycle awareness.
  9. Legalize multiple motorcycles per parking spot.
  10. Educated freedom of choice concerning helmet use for adults.

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