U.S. Motorcycle Advocacy Organizations

Estimates suggest there are more than 13 million riders in the United States. Riders are a statistically significant part of the populace and the electorate. Both local and federal legislators have an interest in keeping riders happy, and there are many motorcycle rider advocacy organizations that lobby lawmakers to push legislation that protects the rights and safety of riders on the road. Local and National Organizations Rider advocacy organizations fall under one of two geographical umbrellas: local and nationwide. Most of the state motorcyclist rights organizations brand themselves with the acronym ABATE and the name of their state. These separate…

Are You Entitled To Compensation After Accidents?

Yes, motorcycle passengers are entitled to compensation if they’re injured in a single-vehicle or multi-vehiclemotorcycle accident. These cases can be emotionally difficult, especially when the riders who was responsible for your injuries is a friend, family member or significant other. Your relationship with the rider shouldn’t stop you from seeking the compensation you need to cover medical costs, lost wages and pain and suffering. If the operator of a motorcycle is responsible for the injuries sustained by their passenger, the only way the passenger can access the insurance coverage on the motorcycle is to make a claim against the operator….

Dress Right For Your Next Motorcycle Road Trip

The clothing you wear when you’re riding is a matter of personal preference. For many riders it depends on the weather, what’s most comfortable and the level of protection they want while on their motorcycle. The majority of frequent riders aren’t deterred by weather, which is why there are a lot of gear options for motorcyclists facing all types of temperature extremes. Winter Riding Clothes One good thing about the cold weather during late fall and winter is you have an excuse to wear a lot of protective clothing. Leather jackets, riding gloves and jeans are standard clothing for many…

Motorcycle Brake Inspection Requirements

Motorcycle Brake Inspection Requirements Virginia and North 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 inch of lining or…

Best Motorcycle Roads In NC

Home to beautiful mountains, seaside vistas, thriving agriculture, and delicious barbeque, North Carolina is a hot-spot destination for many who seek an amazing vacation. Little do most people know though, North Carolina also has over 80 amazing motorcycle rides! These rides will take you through expansive mountains, gorgeous plateaus, over rolling hills, and even through exciting wetlands. Read on to see some of our favorite rides! Use these links to jump to a specific section: Tail of the Dragon Blue Ridge Parkway Cherohala Skyway Copperhead Loop Tail of the Dragon Total Drive Time: ~45 minutes The Deal’s Gap, which is…

What Influences Settlements & Verdicts

The Factors That Influence Motorcycle Injury and Wrongful Death Settlements and Verdicts There are many factors that play into a motorcycle injury jury verdict or settlement agreement. Some of those factors are based on inarguable facts, but others are rooted in societal bias. The damages that arose from your accident, like your medical expenses or lost wages, are generally easy to calculate and present to a jury or judge. But other issues also affect the outcome of a motorcycle injury case. Bias in a motorcycle injury case can be just as important as your actual damages when it comes to…

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 don’t. The following are some of the motorcycle equipment guidelines for North 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, license plate light, taillights and…

Best Motorcycle Roads In VA

Virginia is home to a lot of great things. Not only do we have some of the best wine in the world, some of the most incredible views on the east coast, a deep and rich history, phenomenal outdoor activities, dozens of state and national parks, and exceptional dining, but we also have some of the best motorcycle rides on the whole of the East Coast. Below you’ll find some of the top motorcycle rides in the state, and even the country! These range from being technically challenging rides to relaxing day trips, but in every instance you’ll experience some…

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….

Best Motorcycle Rides In South Carolina

South Carolina is an amazing state. It is known for its breathtaking landscapes that are peppered with glistening lakes, gorgeous trees, sandy coasts, and towering mountains. All of these natural elements make South Carolina not only a popular tourist destination but also a great place for unforgettable rides. But knowing about the most scenic South Carolina motorcycle routes is never out of place if you’re a bike-lover.  Read on to learn about some of what we consider to be the best motorcycle rides in South Carolina. Use these links to jump to a specific section: Caesars Head Cherokee Foothills Scenic…