Especially with a few more weeks of warm weather, Worcester, Massachusetts, residents are going to find themselves sharing the road with motorcyclists. Most people recognize that they have the same obligations to watch out for motorcyclists and follow the traffic laws, just as they would when around any other vehicle.
Last time, we began looking at the topic of underride guards, current federal safety regulations for underride guards, and ongoing efforts to make these safety requirements stricter. As we noted, those who have been working toward stricter underride guard requirements have faced significant inertia among lawmakers.
As a motorcyclist, there are steps you can take to avoid trouble on the road. Even so, you need to remember that other drivers don't always take the same level of caution.
If you're involved in a motorcycle or motor vehicle accident, you know one thing to be true: one or more broken bone could be the end result.
Do you enjoy taking to the road on your motorcycle? How about your moped or scooter? Regardless of your mode of transportation, you know one thing to be true: It is possible that you could be involved in an accident.
As a motorcyclist, you understand that you could be involved in an accident at any time. It's not something you want to think about often, but you should be prepared for anything that comes your way.
When asked to go for a ride on someone else's motorcycle, many residents of Massachusetts might think twice, particularly if they are not experienced motorcyclists themselves. While being on the back of a bike can provide thrills and excitement, it can also pose safety concerns for both inexperienced riders as well as seasoned biking veterans. Staying safe on and around motorcycles is everyone's responsibility, from passengers to operators to other drivers on the road.
Getting in any type of accident is often not only physically and emotionally painful, but also extremely confusing for the accident victim. Accidents involving motorcycles, scooters, mopeds or motorized bicycles may entail very serious injuries or death - these types of incidents can be incredibly devastating, costly and overwhelming. Navigating the aftermath of a motorcycle collision can be made far more manageable with the aid of Worcester motorcycle accident attorneys.
Driving defensively is something that is immensely helpful to a variety of travelers. This includes everyday commuters, truck drivers and motorcyclists. When it comes to avoiding accidents, everyone who uses the road has the responsibility of following the law. In addition to being a lawful driver, there are extra steps one can take to avoid dangerous and often deadly collisions with motorcycles.
Individuals who desire to own and ride a motorcycle in the state of Massachusetts must obtain a special license from the state. Prospective bikers must first obtain a Class M learner's permit from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, then they can obtain a Class M license. Interestingly, one does not need to have a Class D driver's license - the "regular" driver's license most residents likely already have - in order to obtain a Class M license and lawfully ride motorcycles.