Motorcycle Safety: The Laws That Keep you Safe

By: Admin

Motorcycle Safety

It is a lifelong dream for some; the thought of feeling the wind on your face as you take your motorcycle down an empty highway, the horsepower rattling your handlebars as you ride off into the sunset. Many make the leap to turn this idea into a reality without sufficiently reading up on vital motorcycle safety laws that any prospective bike buyer should be aware of.

For road usage, operators of a motorcycle must:

  • Always have headlights on or modulating
  • Wear eye protection
  • Have handlebars no higher than the top of the operator’s shoulders when seated
  • Never wear earphones
  • Ride between lanes of traffic
  • Have a passenger seat and footrest if carrying a passenger
  • Wear a helmet if under the age of 21
  • Complete the Basic Rider Course (BRC)
  • Obtain either a motorcycle endorsement on their current driver’s license or a motorcycle-only license

There are many other nuances to motorcycle safety and the laws that are in place to protect everyone on the road. With that in mind, it is important to understand the responsibilities and standards of safety that The Sunshine State expects from you before making your motorcycle riding dreams a reality.

If you, a friend or loved one is injured due to the negligence of others while riding a motorcycle, please do not hesitate to contact us to speak with an attorney at 407-841-7699. For additional resources, keep checking our blog, LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more helpful hints and to always be informed about best practices in law.

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