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Ohio has lost one of our great Freedom Fighters
Cindy Balach

September 5, 1959 - September 11, 2018

Such a great person!!
All our prayers go out to Bill and Family!!!!

Proposed Helmet Regulation
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    Representative Randal Friese introduced legislation (HB2246) to amend SECTIONS 28-964, 28-6501 AND 41-3203, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES; RELATING TO VEHICLES. Amending this statute would require all motorcycle riders in Arizona to wear a helmet or be subjected to a fine of Five Hundred dollars which three hundred would be going towards Spinal and Head Injuries Trust Fund. We have seen Rep. Friese try this game year after year and Arizona motorcyclists have succeeded in stopping this infringement on our right to choose to wear a helmet or not.

    This proposed legislation will be heard in the Transportation Committee, but no date is set yet.

    There are two things you can do:
1. Call and/or email your representative and express displeasure over this proposed legislation and ask them to speak to the representatives on the Transportation committee.
2. Call and/or email the committee members themselves......

    Transportation and Committee:
Noel Campbell, chair; NCAMPBELL@azleg.gov; 602/926-3124
Leo Biasiucci, vice chair; LBIASIUCCI@azleg.gov; 602/926-3018
Richard Andrade; RANDRADE@azleg.gov; 602/926-3130
Rosanna Gabaldon; RGABALDON@AZLEG.GOV; 602/926-3424
Kevin Payne; KPAYNE@azleg.gov; 602/926-4854
Arlando Teller; ATELLER@azleg.gov; 602/926-3069
Bob Thorpe; BTHORPE@azleg.gov; 602/926-5219

    If you email a representative, make sure to include your full name, address, phone number and reference the bill number (HB2246) in the subject line and email body.

    Here are a few suggested bullet points to bring up when speaking to or writing the representatives.
    - According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA); in 81% of fatal crashes involving helmeted motorcyclists, the fatal injury was to a part of the body other than the head. In the same report, NHTSA also stated that the same was true in 64% of fatal accidents involving helmetless motorcyclists.
    - According to the National Center for Health Statistics; un-helmeted motorcyclists injuries account for less than 0.001% of all American health care costs.
    - Accidents involving motorcyclists tend to be caused by distracted and/or impaired automobile drivers.
    - We believe that motorcyclists are being singled out as a group and this is just a “tax” on our transportation choice.
    - We believe the choice to wear or not wear a helmet should be left up to the adult riding the motorcycle.
    - D.O.T. approved helmets are not designed to withstand an impact from more than 6 feet.

    Remember to be courteous and professional. We want the representatives on our side.

    If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at mike@abateofaz.org

            Freedom is a team sport!
                mike@abateofaz.org
    ABATE of Arizona, Legislative Director

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 (1-6-19)     Since this is the first of the year, we will be starting a new year long Membership program. Last year we had a special membership price to celebrate 40 years of ABATE of Ohio, Inc. This year we will be offering $20.00 Membership that includes a FREE 2019 raffle bike ticket. The saying goes that it only takes one ticket to win the bike and this could be your chance. The Outspokin Magazine can be read online at ABATE.com or you can subscribe to get it in the mail for $10.00 a year. .........................( Read more....)
From the Exective Director Page
Ed Shetter
 ' (1-6-19)     With the seating of the 133rd general assembly here in the great State of Ohio comes a new set of challenges. Maintaining the relationships we have developed in the past, strengthening our position with those who have stood with us in the past. Developing new relationships with those who will stand with us in the future, these are necessary to increase our numbers and add them to our allies that have moved on or are no longer in the legislature by their choice or by the choice of others. These relationships are the key to putting together a grass roots movement, and that is what we are so good at.....................( Read more....)

From the Legislative Page
Kolman Fuzy
  (1-6-19)     As you all know (or should know), we are getting a new governor in 2019. We do not know what kind of budget Mr. Dewine will be proposing, but new vigilance must now be in place to make sure our training funds are left intact, and no attempt to raid them or fold them into the General Fund occurs....................... ( Read more )
From the Safety & Ed Page
Mike Stock
  (1-6-19)     Distracted driving continues to be something we need to focus on. We need to keep putting out the word that distracted driving is killing us. Everyone needs to stop using cell phones and electronic devices while driving. Other driving habits also need to be corrected. Tailgating and just being in a hurry keeps adding to crashes. As bikers we need to talk to all drivers and riders to be responsible behind the wheel and behind the handlebars........................ ( 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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