Springfield 21-May-2013No person shall
wilfully fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order or
direction of any police officer, fireman, person authorized by
a local authority to direct traffic, or school crossing guard
invested by law with authority to direct, control, or regulate
traffic. Any person convicted of violating this Section is
guilty of a petty offense and shall be subject to a mandatory
fine of $150.
ABATE supported HB1539, The non-police road guard bill has passed both the House and Senate.
A.B.A.T.E. OF ILLINOIS 27TH ANNUAL STATE PARTY
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, June 21st
12 NOON - Gate Opens - Enjoy your weekend!
5:00 p.m. – Karaoke starts in main tent
6:30 p.m. - Karaoke competition starts Kathryn Dillard DJ & karaoke
9:00 p.m. – Chicago Blues Angels (All bands are in main tent) Saturday, June 22nd
9:00 a.m. - Scenic Ride thru Starved Rock, meet at basketball court (near main tent) Kickstands up at 9:15 Sharp (ride is approx 1 ½ hours)
12:00 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies Sign up for Bike Games on BB Court following Opening Ceremonies
1:00 p.m. – Bike Games (in front of vendors)
3:00 p.m. B-Driven
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Bike Show (on BB court)
6:00 p.m. – Half in the Bag
7:00 p.m. Adult Entertainment (on the hill)
8:45 p.m. Bring $2 to main tent to play Heads and Tails with Miss Penny from Blackhawk ½ pot to winner, ½ pot to PACs
9:00 p.m. Insultans Sunday, June 23rd
Noon ... Gates Close - HAVE A SAFE TRIP HOME!
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The "Ride Smart" program was developed in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Transportation. A.B.A.T.E. asked IDOT to work with us to get to the root cause(s) of the motorcycle crashes.
The presentation incorporates all of the root causes and discusses them in detail. The program reviews many positive riding choices to help the motorcyclist be better prepared for their next ride.
A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois is offering at no cost to any organization in Illinois a "Ride Smart" presentation.Contact Us for more information.
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Office Will be Closed
Friday May 24,Monday May 27
Friday May 31, Monday June 3rd.
Important information for chapter officers and volunteers
ABATE of Illinois is dedicated to preserving the rights of all motorcyclists - and ATV riders.
We encourage riders to become involved in the legislative and political processes by joining ABATE, registering to vote, contacting legislators, working campaigns, and contributing to our Political Action Committees.
In addition to our extensive grass roots efforts ABATE of Illinois retains the services of a professional lobbying firm. If the state legislature is in session you can bet we've got someone there looking out for your rights.It doesn't stop there, at least once a year ABATE of Illinois sends a team of volunteers to Washington DC to meet with and lobby our members of Congress. ABATE of Illinois often partners with the Motorcycle Riders Foundation on issues of national concern. Sometimes threats to, or opportunities for motorcycling come without the benefit or encumbrance of the legislative process. With this in mind ABATE of Illinois strives to develop relationships with various agency officials and takes part in related programs whenever possible and beneficial.
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Safety and EducationABATE of Illinois urges all motorcyclists to ride responsibly and take an accredited rider training course. Intermediate and Experienced Courses Also Offered
We support the education of motorcyclists and the general motoring public as the most effective method of reducing accidents, injuries and fatalities.
ABATE of Illinois' Motorcycle Awareness Program was developed with the new and inexperienced driver in mind, and teaches them how to look for, and interact in traffic with motorcycles.
State Meeting Minutes
Available to ABATE members
RoadHazard.orgThis program was created to save motorcyclists lives by reporting hazardous road conditions to the agencies responsible for their upkeep.ABATE Legal Services
Motorcycle Riders Foundation
American Motorcyclist Association