THE JAGGER'S LAW
In April of 2006 A Senate measure to help protect motorists and make Oklahoma’s roads safer was signed into law by Governor Brad Henry. With the help of the folks at ABATE, the Jaggers Family, the Downed Bikers Association and motorcyclists from around the state, Senate Bill 1929, authored by Senator David Myers and Rep. Jim Newport, created the David Jaggers Law, named after a long-time motorcycling enthusiast and active member in the Downed Bikers Association who was killed by a negligent, reckless motorist while riding his motorcycle. Under provisions of this bill, any person convicted of, or who pleads guilty to, a traffic violation for failure to yield a right-of-way and who causes a fatality or serious bodily injury will be assessed a fee of up to $1,000.00 to be deposited in the Motorcycle Safety and Drunk Driving Awareness Fund. This fee will be in addition to any other fine or penalty charged against the violator.
The program includes:
Our Certified Instructors are: Garry "2R" Canaday (Tonkawa), Lotus Dunn (Midwest City), Quentin "Q" Dunn (Midwest City), and Art Ryan (Spavinaw, OK). Our Share the Road Administrator is Kim Mobley (OKC).
If you are interested in your company having a "Share the Road" presentation, or learning more about becoming a certified instructor, please contact Art Ryan at 816-807-2547.
MOTORCYCLE HAND SIGNALS
ABATE of Oklahoma began our "Share the Road" program in earnest with our first public display on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 to the Sperry, OK high school. The new program will be rolling out to other schools and safety programs across the state of Oklahoma in the coming months.
Each chapter of ABATE of Oklahoma will be given instructor training courses and receive certifications insuring there are certified instructions in multiple areas of the state so that the program can be shared with as much of the state as possible.
If your school system or safety program would like to have the "SHARE the ROAD" program brought to you, please contact Art Ryan at 816-807-2547 to discuss the matter.