Motorcycle Only Stops Strategic Plan
Background:The NHTSA recently announced a grant program to supposedly address Motorcycle Safety issues. The recipient of the money for the demo project was the Georgia Department of Public Safety. The Georgia State Patrol is conducting a series of roadside motorcycle safety checks in accordance with what was outlined in the Request for Applications. The amount of NHTSA funding is $70,000.00. The motorcycle check points do not address nor decrease motorcycle accidents and instead “profile” motorcyclists and discriminates against citizens based on their mode on transportation and clothing.
- Letters have been drafted to Governor Perdue asking him to discontinue the program and to concentrate on a research based motorcycle safety campaign.
- Letters have been drafted by the MRF to Transportation Secretary LaHood asking him to suspend the program.
- Letters to the Editor have been draftedLetters should be downloaded a, printed and passed out to membership and motorcycle community for signatures. The letters will be delivered to the State Capitol; and forwarded to Washington.
Action:Phone bank campaign
- Each district will hold a one night phone banking campaign where members will call and/or email there US Representative and Georgia Rep asking for support in discontinuing the motorcycle stops
- Each district will encourage members and non-members to call officialsDistricts will contact the Legislative Director with an accounting of the actions and tally of call and emails.Action:Tracking the Stops
- An accounting form sheet will be made available on line for victims of the motorcycle stops to relate their story
- A Whistle Blower form will be posted to post any notifications of stopsAction:Civil DisobedienceA group email will be sent out to inform districts of motorcycle stops in their area. A team of members who volunteer to participate in blocking the stops will be sent in motion.
A press conference will be called to give information to the press and to present our case.
We also hope to have riders cruising the southern areas of Ga. and are formulating plans that we hope to have ready by Thursday. Should you identify or be stopped in Georgia you e-mail us at email@example.com. We will gladly get the word to ABATE of Georgia and to other contacts.Add to Technorati Favorites