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Texas Abate Confederation, Inc. is a motorcycle rights organization that is dedicated to freedom of the road for all motorcyclists, promotes rider education for all motorcycle riders, motorcycle awareness for all automobile drivers, and fights discriminatory legislation aimed towards the motorcycling community.

Dedicated to Freedom of the Road
In Hope of Promoting A Better Relationship With the Public For Motorcycle Awareness.

What is ABATE?

We welcome you to browse the pages of Texas ABATE Confederation, Inc. website. Inside you will find information regarding the legislative issues facing motorcyclists, coming events and links to the ABATE Chapters throughout the State of Texas and links to other.


State Meeting Minutes

  • Texas State Meeting March 1, 2014
  • Texas State Meeting January 4, 2014

  • UN to vote on resolution that calls for mandatory helmet laws
    Vote is expected as early as tomorrow!

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    The United Nations’ General Assembly will be voting on a resolution titled “Improving Global Road Safety” as early as tomorrow. This resolution is non-binding, but the American Motorcyclist Association thought you might want to be aware of it.
    The resolution encourages member states “that have not yet done so to consider enacting comprehensive legislation on key risk factors for road traffic injuries, including the disregard for road signs and signals, the non-use of helmets… ” (See PP27, No. 5, p. 4).
    It also commends the work of the UN Economic Commission for Europe for its “continuous work of the World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations to modify vehicle regulations to increase safety performance” (See PP14, p. 2). Some of the work performed by this body is worthwhile; however, some agenda items may interfere with your right to customize your motorcycle.
    These items should be addressed at the federal or even state level, not at the United Nations. The AMA will continue to watch out for you — the rider — even at the international level!
    Now more than ever, it is crucial that you and your riding friends become members of the AMA to help protect our riding freedoms. More members mean more clout against the opponents of motorcycling and ATV riding. That support will help fight for your rights – on the road, trail, racetrack, and in the halls of government. If you are a motorcycle rider, join the AMA at AmericanMotorcyclist.com/membership/join.
    If you want to contact the AMA about this issue, please please contact our Grassroots Coordinator



    Protect your ride from E15: Keep the pressure on the EPA
    Comment today! Take Action

    The official comment period has ended for the 2014 EPA ethanol mandate. But the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency still needs to hear from you.
    Why?
    Because the EPA is hearing from well-funded pro-ethanol groups urging the agency to reverse its decision to lower the ethanol mandates.
    Tell the EPA that you support its proposal to reduce the total amount of ethanol required in transportation fuel nationwide in 2014. You can send a prewritten email to the EPA immediately by clicking the "Take Action" link. To send a Tweet to the EPA, click here.
    The American Motorcyclist Association supports this proposal, because it could slow the introduction of E15 into the marketplace. The AMA opposes E15 – a fuel containing as much as 15 percent ethanol – because it can cause engine and fuel system damage to your motorcycle or all-terrain vehicle. And void your manufacturer’s warranty.
    The EPA heard from more than 10,200 motorcyclists during the official comment period! Now we need to keep the pressure on the EPA to stick to its proposal to lower ethanol mandates, which are known as the Renewable Fuel Standard.
    Help us counter these pro-ethanol groups with more messages from motorcyclists.
    You can tell the EPA to stick to its proposal that will help protect the 22 million motorcycles and ATVs in America – and the riders who depend on their safe operation – from inadvertent misfueling.
    The EPA is expected to make a decision soon! Act today to ensure your voice is heard!
    For the latest information on the AMA’s efforts to protect your access to safe fuels, go to http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/rights/amafuelforthought.aspx.
    Now more than ever, it is crucial that you and your riding friends become members of the AMA to help protect our riding freedoms. More members mean more clout against the opponents of motorcycling and ATV riding. That support will help fight for your rights – on the road, trail, racetrack, and in the halls of government. If you are a motorcycle rider, join the AMA at AmericanMotorcyclist.com/membership/join.

    For more legislative infomation visit the
    Legislative Issues Page


    Hello Fellow Freedom Fighters,

    Please find attached the first "News Release" for our new "LONE STAR Freedom Fighter" recognition award. This is the award that we (ABATE) worked so hard putting together, and the new Freedom Fighter award(s) that Texas ABATE is implementing statewide. I am trying to get the word out to everyone who is an ABATE member, and is interested.

    The blue Mission Passport books are presently being developed and will soon go to the printer. I believe we are going to "unveil" the Mission Passports at the Mid-South MILE in Fayetteville, AR. It will be cool, as I believe everyone from Texas will want one. If they are not ABATE members, well.....we'll have some applications handy! ;-)

    Anyway, let us know what y'all think--and help us "talk it up". This will be a great recognition program for our members, and who knows, maybe someone will join ABATE just to participate! We are pretty excited about it!

    Detailed instructions will be forthcoming. Here is the current information,
    LONE STAR FREEDOM FIGHTER
    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email me.

    YOU are the LONE STAR!
    ~Skeedaddy





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