ABATE of MN Call to Action 2-3-22

American Bikers for Awareness, Training, and Education of Minnesota (A.B.A.T.E. of MN) Opposes Mandatory Uninsured and Underinsured Insurance Requirements for Minnesota Motorcyclists.

A.B.A.T.E of MN is the largest street motorcycling rights and safety advocacy group in the state with members in every county in Minnesota. The membership of A.B.A.T.E of MN respectfully requests you oppose this bill. 

Please Oppose HF895, Mandatory Uninsured and Underinsured Insurance Requirements for Minnesota Motorcyclists

This bill would require all Minnesota motorcyclists to carry uninsured and underinsured insurance. This is opposed by a broad coalition of Minnesota motorcyclists. There are many insurance options in addition to the liability requirements that may be of benefit to a motorcycle rider, but these policy additions should be the motorcyclist’s option. Most riders already have uninsured and underinsured insurance but the extra cost of this insurance could make motorcycle riding too expensive for some, especially younger riders. Additionally, the passage of this legislation may have unintended consequences. Riders who face large increases in motorcycle insurance may choose to not purchase insurance at all.

The motorcyclists of Minnesota ask you to please oppose HF895.

Thank You,

Jane Doyle

State Coordinator

A.B.A.T.E. of Minnesota

612-910-1572

statecoordinator@abatemn.org