Motorcycle accidents happen less frequently than car accidents, but the nature of these accidents seems to be more intense, more injurious and more deadly. Here we will talk about everything you need to know about the motorcycle law.
All you need to know about Motorcycle Law
Congested traffic and rear-end accidents
Many of the motorcycle accidents on the roads are because of speeding or alcohol use or both. Not long ago, California also allowed lane-splitting for motorcycle riders. This is a practice where you ride your motorcycle between lanes of slow-moving traffic all moving in the same direction.
So under California law, this lane splitting is allowed when there either slow-moving or stopped traffic. Congested traffic is always particularly dangerous for motorcyclists. The reason for this is because of the risk of rear-end accidents. These sorts of accidents often happen in rush hour traffic and can cause serious injury to the rider.
Know the law – it could be your saving grace
Motorcycle law in California is different from regular passenger vehicles. The rules are designed to protect motorcyclists and it is important to know the rules if you want to reduce your risk of a motorcycle accident. California has many regulations on the equipment riders have to wear and that must appear on their bikes.
Motorcyclists and their passengers have to wear helmets that are in compliance with certain standards. These standards are set by the Department of Transportation in the United States. The bikes have to be rigged up with right and left mirrors. Handlebars must be installed in a certain way too so as to ensure the driver’s hands are not more than 6 inches above shoulder height.
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Even something as simple as road burn should not be ignored as it can lead to some serious complications without prompt medical attention. In fact, sometimes this kind of road rash will require skin grafts – a long and costly procedure that you will have to pay for.
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