ABATE of Ohio, Inc.
(American Bikers Aimed Toward Education)

is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to
preserving the rights, improving the image,
and promoting safe operating practices of
Ohio Motorcyclists.
ABATE of Ohio, Inc.

American Bikers Aimed Towards Education
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3999 Parkway Lane #11
Hilliard, Oh. 43026

Mail to: P.O. Box 1658, Hilliard, Oh. 43026
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(local)  614-319-3644
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    To All: There is a flurry of activity regarding HB154 passed in last session. This was the bill concerning giving bicycles three feet of space when passing. It also contained a provision concerning malfunctioning red lights. As the bill was written and passed it gave all vehicles the ability to treat a malfunctioning signal as a stop sign and proceed through it after a reasonable period of time. Apparently, this was not the intent-it was meant for bicycles only. Now this bill is being amended, HB9 has passed the House and has been passed to the Senate. The sponsor of HB9 is: Rep. J. Kyle Koehler, Rep79@ohiohouse.gov, 614-466-2038.

    As I understand it, the bill retains it's original bill number and sponsor when it crosses to the Senate. I have not been able to track any movement on the Senate side, and have contacted Rep. Koehler's office to arrange a meeting to attempt to get motorcycle language inserted into the Senate bill. I am awaiting a reply. At this point, please contact Rep. Koehler to make your concerns known about including motorcycles into the language of the Senate bill.

Thank you, Kolman

    Action needed regarding: H.R.1315 (Federal) the RFS Reform Act, a bipartisan bill which would limit the amount of ethanol introduced into the marketplace to 10% by volume, which would eliminate E-15. Introduced by Reps Goodlatte(R-Va), Jim Costa(D-Calif),Steve Womack(R-Ark) and Peter Welch(D-Vt). Please contact your representatives directly or go to the AMA website, click on "Legislative", then "take action", fill in info and a pre written email will be sent to to your Representative.

Thank you, Kolman

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April 7-8, 2017

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From the Chairman of the Board page
Jim "SNAFU" Elgin
 (3-8-17)     Hello All, Heads up from Ohio! We had our semiannual Motorcycle Ohio Stakeholders Committee Meeting 1.18.17 @ the Ohio Department of Public Safety with all branches of ODPS in attendance. At this meeting we reviewed all 2016 “Crash Data” available at this time, with 192 confirmed Motorcycle Fatalities in 2016, the 2nd highest Fatalities total on Ohio roads since statistics have been recorded. NO mention of any proposed Mandatory Helmet Law Legislation was introduced, But...................( Read more....)
From the Executive Director page
Ed Schetter
  (3-8-17)     In January we went to the Motorcycle Ohio Stakeholders Committee meeting at the Ohio Department of Public Safety. ABATE of Ohio and others with an interest motorcycle safety and education were in attendance. Many years ago when it came to ODPS we were not sitting at the table, we were waiting to hear what happened 2nd hand. There was a lot of good information discussed .....................( Read more....)

From the Legislative Page
Kolman Fuzy
  (3-8-17)     As I wrote in last month's article, new legislative sessions have started on both the Federal and State levels. On the Federal side, HR 701-The Spy Car Study Act sponsored by Reps. Joe Wilson(R SC) and Ted Lieu(D CA) needs to be supported. Contact your Representatives directly or go to the AMA website to send a letter directly to your Reps through them. Also, Sen 203 and HR 350-The Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2017, which deals with the modification of cars and motorcycles for racing purposes should also be supported. Once again, contact your Reps and Senators asking them to sign on as co-sponsors and to support this legislation.............. ( Read more )
From the Safety & Ed Page
Mike Stock
  (3-8-17)     Our stats; in 2016 we had 1 crash and 1 fatality to date. In 2017 we have 23 crashes and 1 fatality to date. It is going to be a long year. There are really many factors that contribute to these stats and we as bikers need to talk about riding safe and respectful. If we think we don’t need to worry about it, we will just keep loosening our right to ride free. If we have a nice day by all means get out and go for a ride but take it easy. The road surfaces are going to change and we need to check them out. They are called Road Evils................... ( Read more )

Tired of sitting on your bike at Red Lights
that won't turn GREEN ????
    To enlist the help of Ohio’s motorcyclists, ODOT set up a special phone number & E-mail for motorcyclists for reporting problem intersections.
    When reports come in, ODOT will notifiy signal owners ( often a city or county ) about the situation and offer recommendations for improvement.
 
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614-387-0722
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bike.report@dot.state.oh.us

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