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

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]

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Autocycle Update

On June 6th, Frank Maimone and Bill Downs of ABATE of the Garden State testified before the State Assembly Transportation Committee in Trenton on A2696. This bill would register autocycles as motorcycles and create a set of exceptions to the current motorcycle statutes in New Jersey.

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Update on Ethanol Issue

Back in April, I wrote about the growing problem with ethanol in our fuel.  I covered how it would damage motorcycle and other small engines, and how it would actually create more pollution.  This topic is rapidly evolving and I thought I’d post an update on what has been happening.

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Brain Injury Alliance Awareness Event

As we all know, May is Motorcycle Awareness Month.  This past May, the Brain Injury Alliance held a Motorcycle Awareness event at Monmouth University.

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Bikers Inside The Beltway (BITB) – May 12, 2016

On May 12, 2016, Members of ABATE of the Garden State met with Congressman Frank Lo Biondo (Rep, NJ) in Washington DC during the Bikers Inside the Beltway (BITB) event. 

L-R, Frank C Maimone (ABATE State Membership), Pat Boylan (ABATE State President), Congressman Frank Lo Biondo, Keiko Schrottke (ABATE Peach Country Chapter) and Jim Parker (ABATE State Legislative Director).

Note: as a result of Bikers Inside The Beltway Lobbying efforts Congressman co-sponsored H.R. 4715 
Known as "Recognizing the Protection of Motor Sports Act" the bill protects the rights of Americans to modify their vehicles for racing.

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 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.


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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.

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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.

For full explanation Click Here