What is ABATE of North Idaho?
ABATE of North Idaho, Inc. is a non-profit, educational and charitable organization of volunteers that work to promote motorcycling and motorcycle safety.
The word ABATE is an acronym that individual organizations have chosen to mean several things. Abate of North Idaho has chosen to go with the original meaning: A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments.
ABATE works to protect and preserve the rights of motorcyclists by being involved in the legislative process both at the state level in Idaho and at the national level in Washington D.C.
Our legislative activities include meeting and working with our local and State-wide legislators to maintain a motorcycle-friendly environment. ABATE members are constantly
on the watch for potential legislation that will negatively affect the freedom or safety of the
ABATE of North Idaho has 3 Chapters located in the beautiful North Idaho panhandle.
ABATE of North Idaho Chapters are involved in community and other events, that include:
*Annual Spring Camp-out
*Annual Toy Run for Children's Village
* Semiannual Highway Cleanup
*Holiday Family Food and Money Donations
*Community Easter Egg Hunt
* Fat Bastards Float Trip
ABATE of North Idaho has worked to support the following legislation in Idaho:
*"The Red Light Law":
Because Idaho motorcyclists are legally allowed to safely drive through a red light IF and ONLY IF you've waited for one full cycle at the light. If the vehicle sensor fails to recognize our motorcycle at the stop light, you are permitted to go through.
*The covered Load Law":
ABATE of North Idaho is currently working on legislation to ban handheld devices while operating a motor vehicle.
What can you do to help?
*Join ABATE and become informed
*Register to Vote
*Contact your Legislator
*Attend a Meeting
ABATE supports STAR Rider education& Idaho's Motorcycle Endorsement programs.
Idaho STAR recently added Trike & Sidecar Rider skills training.
A.B.A.T.E. of North Idaho
P.O. Box 2989
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816