Welcome to the
Official Web Site of the
Texas ABATE Confederation, Inc.
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.
Freedom of the Road
In Hope of Promoting A Better Relationship With the Public For
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
State Rep. Sergio Munoz (D-Mission) and state Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Bastrop) have introduced bills supported by Texas motorcyclists
would legalize responsible lane splitting practices in the state.
Read the AMA’s
lane splitting position statement here.
Munoz’ H.B. 813 would allow riders to split lanes at a speed no more than 5 mph faster than other vehicles if traffic is
moving slower than 20 mph. This bill also requires riders who split lanes to wear a helmet.
Rep. Munoz indicated he would not oppose removing the helmet mandate in committee. The AMA urges all riders to wear a helmet,
but opposes helmet mandates. Read the AMA’s
helmet position here.
The second bill, Watson’s S.B. 442, would allow riders to split lanes at a speed no more than 5 mph faster than other vehicles
if traffic is moving slower than 20 mph. However, S.B. 442 would limit lane splitting to limited-access or controlled-access highways.
“Assuming the helmet language is removed from H.B. 813, the American Motorcyclist Association will support both of these bills,”
said Wayne Allard, AMA vice president of government relations. “If they were to pass, Texas would become the only state in the country
where it is explicitly legal for motorcyclists to lane split. This would give riders the option to keep moving and also increase the average speed of traffic.”
Legalize Lane Splitting
The AMA is calling on all Texas riders to support these bills by clicking the "Legalize Lane Splitting" button,
entering your information in the fields at the bottom of the page and clicking on the red “Submit” button.
Legalize Lane Splitting
In the 2015 session, legislators in Texas have introduced many motorcycle-friendly bills.
Please visit the AMA’s Texas page for new legislation and updates.
If you are not yet an AMA member, please join the AMA to help us fight efforts to restrict responsible motorized recreation.
More members means more clout against our opponents, and your support will help us fight for your riding rights – on the road,
trail, racetrack, and in the halls of government. To join, go to
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Texas ABATE Freedom Fighters Fund
Fighting Biker Freedom is NOT Free, it takes trips to the Capitol in Austin, it takes publishing and distributing a newsletter to get information to Bikers, it takes going to meetings and seminars to learn to be more effective in our legislation, it takes MONEY for us to fight for YOUR rights.
We NEED your help!! Every donation goes toward the fight for motorcyclist freedom. We use these funds for newsletter publishing, for seminar and convention costs.
EVERY member of Texas ABATE is a volunteer, no member or officer is paid for their Freedom fight.
We, as Texas ABATE, try to help with hotel costs as much as possible for seminars and conventions for our members to learn to become more effective legislatively. Because funds are tight, most times we do this on our own dime because we have a passion for freedom and liberty ...
We've set up this gofundme.com account to raise funds for Legislative Day 2015 in Austin. These funds will be used for hotel rooms and for help getting members to the Capitol so they can visit with their elected officials and staff. We will be using these funds to print and distribute talking points and the bills that we are supporting, to give to our legislators and their staff so they know exactly what are issues are.
If you can help us HELP Texas Bikers, we would appreciate every dollar!!
To Donate Visit Texas ABATE Freedom Fighters Fund
State Meeting Minutes
Texas State Meeting January 10, 2015
legislative infomation visit the
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!