Motorcycle License Plate Placement Laws

You just bought the bike of your dreams and you’re ready to get out on the open road. Fresh air, travel and adventure await! Before you head out, there are few things you want to make sure you have so you don’t get yourself in trouble. As silly and miniscule as it may seem, where you put your license plate could get you pulled over. If you want to avoid an encounter with the police, here are some tips on…

Do Not Overlook These Motorcycle Permit Laws Prior to Getting Your License

Motorcycle Licenses and Permits in Virginia Riders in Virginia need to have an M, M2 or M3 endorsement on their driver’s license. In Virginia those endorsements will be listed under “Class” on the front of the driver’s license. The number after the M specifically denotes the types of motorcycle the license holder is permitted to ride. M2 technically means the rider can only legally operate two-wheeled motorcycles and M3 denotes the rider can legally operate three-wheeled motorcycles. Anyone with just…

Motorcycle Statutes to Remember When Riding in Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, West Virginia and Georgia

Riders often know traffic laws better than the average driver. They have to since law enforcement profiling of riders is still a thing many motorcyclists have to contend with, whether they’re just riding to and from work or school or out on a road trip with friends. Traffic laws are passed on a state-by-state basis, meaning a different set of rules apply once you cross a border from one state to another. Here are some laws to keep in mind…

What Should You Know Before Going Into a Motorcycle Safety Course?

Whether or not you have to attend some kind of motorcycle safety course before you can receive a motorcycle license or endorsement depends on the state in which you reside. You can read one of our blogs from last month to learn more about the specific licensing requirements for your state. Virginia You’re not required to take their rider training program, but if you do take it you won’t have to take and pass the motorcycle knowledge exam or the…

Motorcycle Advocacy Organizations in the United States

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…

How to Find 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…

How Are Motorcycle Laws Different Across Each State?

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…

Can a Motorcycle Manufacture or Third-Party Part Manufacture Be Responsible for an Accident?

Yes, a motorcycle manufacturer or the manufacturer of third-party accessories and gear can potentially be liable for motorcycle accidents and injuries. In most motorcycle accidents where a rider is seriously injured, either the rider or another driver on the road will be responsible for the accident. However, there are certainly some scenarios where a mechanical failure either contributes to an accident or outright causes an accident. There can also be scenarios where a mechanic who worked on a motorcycle may…