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.


Attorneys you can trust. My daughter was in an automobile accident several months ago. She was really hurt and being only 19 really didn’t know how to take up for herself with regards to the other persons insurance company. They continued to call her and pressure her to accept their offer. Having known Glen Wieland for some time, I recommended that she contact his firm. What good advice that has turned out to be. They have watched out for her and made sure that she receives the medical attention that she needs. I feel so much better knowing that she is being properly represented.

– Alice Bailey

I was looking for an Orlando Workers’ Comp attorney to represent me in a workers compensation case and Al Hilado was recommended by a family member. Mr. Hilado is very professional and knowledgeable in this area of law. Mr. Hilado explained everything to me and would not end a meeting until he felt I understood what was happening or had happened. I was very happy with the way he handled my case. He explained everything to me and did not try to push me in any direction as far as when I had to make decisions. Whenever I had a question, Al was a phone call away. He returned my calls and emails very quickly. His staff is extremely professional and friendly. I highly recommend Al Hilado to anyone who is injured at work and needs workers’ comp assistance.

– Karen