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Wisconsin Governor Walker signs AB55
Governor Walker signed AB55 into law Monday afternoon at the Capitol in the presence of the bills author Rep. Don Pridemore, Senate co-sponsor Luther Olsen, and ABATE of WI officers.
AB55 is the technical correction for 2006 Wisconsin Act 466. AB55 moves the penalty portion of Act 466 from the courts to an administrative function of the DMV. All right of way violators that cause serious injury or death on Wisconsin’s roadways will be subject to up to a one thousand dollar fine and up to a nine month license suspension and must complete a DOT approved right of way awareness class before being reinstated. Also, AB55 adds a mandatory minimum of thirty minutes of motorcycle awareness training in all drivers’ education classrooms throughout the state.
It is ABATE of Wisconsin’s hope that the education and awareness portions of this law will help promote responsible driving on Wisconsin’s roadways and make our roads safer for all roadway users.
Anyone interested in more information on Wisconsin Act 466 and AB55 can find it on our website at www.abatewis.org or by contacting our Public Relations Director.
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ABATE of Wisconsin is a motorcycle rights organization dedicated to "Freedom of the Road." ABATE of Wisconsin's goal is to give the motorcyclists of Wisconsin a strong voice with regard to their future and their legal rights as motorcyclists and citizens.