Motorcycle Brake Inspection Requirements

Motorcycle Brake Inspection Requirements Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina Virginia Brake Inspection 19VAC30-70-340 During inspection, your inspector is required to observe the brake operation (operated by either you or your inspector). Your bikewon’t pass inspection if: A brake isn’t equipped, or it’s disconnected The OEM service brake system was on both wheels and it has been altered or removed from one or both of the wheels There’s no split service brake system or independent actuated brake system on both the front and rear wheels(only required on motorcycles manufactured after July 1, 1974) Less than 2/32 of an…

Motorcycle Equipment Laws

What motorcyclists have to wear or have equipped on their bike is regulated by local state legislation and statutes. Some states have special rules pertaining to things like headlights and turn signals or mirrors and brakes. Most states require regular safety inspections for motorcycle registration and renewal, but some states, like South Carolina, don’t. The following are some of the motorcycle equipment guidelines for North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. North Carolina Motorcycle Requirements North Carolina requires motorcycles be inspected annually if they’re in use on the state’s roads and highways. A variety of bike components are checked, including: Headlights,…

How Each States Motorcycle Laws Are Different

The main difference between states in terms of motorcycle laws are primarily related to safety and equipment. Driving a car or truck is relatively similar regardless of where you are. You’re generally required by law to wear a seatbelt, stop at red lights and drive within the speed limit. There’s a bit more diversity in motorcycle laws, but in broad terms the rules that govern how you operate your motorcycle are fairly similar in every state. States often have slightly different equipment laws pertaining to things like how many mirrors or brake lights your motorcycle needs. Motorcycles are one of…

Is It Legal For Motorcyclists To Do That

Riders understand a couple inescapable realities: Many motorists assume riders are reckless Those drivers are often the ones who pose a threat to motorcyclists, and the reason behind what we do. Some preconceptions held by car, truck, and SUV drivers may be in part due to misunderstood behaviors they’ve seen from motorcyclists. Let’s take a look at some of the common behaviors that are often misunderstood by both riders and drivers of standard automobiles. Use these links to jump to a specific section: Is It Legal For Motorcycles to Drive Between Cars? Is It Legal for Motorcyclists to Drive on…

Is the Driver Always Responsible?

In most cases if a driver hits a motorcyclist, yes, the driver of the car or truck would be considered responsible. If a motorcyclist speeds through a red light in front of a car with the right of way, the motorcyclist would be at fault. But generally, if a vehicle hits a rider, it will be the car, SUV or truck driver who made the mistake. Different studies paint different pictures of what usually happens in motorcycle accidents. Government agencies and insurance company regulators tend to just count the number of fatalities and injuries each year as opposed to digging…

Motorcycle Lawyers In Virginia

Finding the right personal injury lawyer to represent you after you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident isn’t as easy as doing a quick “auto accident injury” search in Google. Virginia personal injury laws sometimes make motorcycle accident cases more difficult to negotiate and win than other states. There are also unique challenges riders face in that regular car, truck or SUV drivers don’t have to deal with. In many cases it’s in a rider’s best interest to seek out a lawyer with extensive experience in the realm ofmotorcycle accident injury litigation and negotiation. Personal injury lawyers with that kind…

Finding The Best Personal Injury Lawyer For Your Motorcycle Accident

When people are injured due to the careless actions or mistakes of other people or businesses, they shouldn’t be forced to shoulder the financial costs that arise at a result. Insurance companies are technically supposed to make sure that doesn’t happen. Unfortunately, that’s rarely the way things work out for people who are injured, including those who are injured in motorcycle accidents. Insurance companies maintain lucrative profits by paying as little as possible on property damage and injury claims. Personal injury attorneys are in the business of making sure people who are injured don’t get shortchanged by the insurance companies….