Arizona Helmet Laws and Other Safe Riding Requirements
Christopher J. Zachar, a Phoenix, Arizona, motorcycle accident attorney represents injured motorcyclists. With over 18 years of experience, he offers clients aggressive and knowledgeable legal counsel in the pursuit of fair compensation. Motorcycle injuries tend to be severe. Aside from a helmet and clothing, there is nothing protecting a rider from the dangers of the road. We advise motorcyclists to take safety precautions and ride lawfully.
If you have been injured by a person or entityís negligent actions while riding a motorcycle, contact a Phoenix motorcycle accident attorney. Christopher J. Zachar offers free consultations and contingent attorneys fees. Our firm encourages phone calls and†e-mails as part of our personalized services. Call 602-494-4800.
Safety Tips from the American Motorcyclist Association
According to the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), Arizona helmet laws require requires riders under the age of 18 to wear helmets at all time. Of course, to limit the likelihood of brain injuries, we urge adults to wear helmets as well.
Other regulations for safe riding include:
- Eye protection is required unless the bike has a windscreen.
- During the daytime, a modulating headlight is allowed.
- If you are carrying a passenger, the bike is required to have a passenger seat and passenger footrest.
- You are required by law to have a left mirror and right mirror.
- You are required to carry motorcycle insurance.
- Your handlebars are required to be 15 above the seat.
Passenger safety is just as important as the driver safety. Both the operator of the motorcycle and the passenger are vulnerable to serious injuries.
Our firm represents clients who are injured by negligent car drivers, road hazards, and defective motorcycle equipment. Contact our motorcycle accident lawyer.