It can’t be truly said that ABATE is a nationwide program, but if we look at the number of states who have similar programs under a different name, it is very close.  Below is a list of states that have ABATE groups, and a list of states who do not have ABATE groups, but have similar programs.  From state to state there is some slight difference in the acronym ABATE, but the goals and purposes are generally the same.  In Alabama, it stands for American Bikers Aimed Toward Education. 

ABATE Programs are active in 43 states:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri,Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming 

ABATE programs were not found in these states, but programs under other names are as noted:

Connecticut:                            Motorcycle Riders Association


Kentucky:                               Kentucky Motorcycle Association

Maine:                                     United Bikers of Maine

Massachusetts:                        ABATE merged with the Massachusetts Motorcycle Association

New Hampshire:                     New Hampshire Motorcyclist Rights Organization

Rhode Island:                         Rhode Island Motorcycle Association