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What Are Arizona Motorcycle Laws?

 

People use different means of transport which leads to different types of road accidents. The extent of injuries in these accidents vary depending upon the structure of the ride. The Arizona Motorcycle Laws are a set of laws restricted to motorcycle riders only, especially riders under the age of 18 years. It is a list of precautions that are to be strictly followed by motorcycle riders for their safety.

Motorcycling is a thrilling yet dangerous experience. Many people have taken up riding as a hobby as it provides the rider with a better view of the surroundings along with an exhilarating experience. But this thrill comes with a price; careless riders usually undergo tragic accidents as motorcycles do not have a proper structure to surround and support the rider’s body like a car or a bus does. Such accidents may cause serious damage and often lead to casualties. To avoid such accidents, the State of Arizona has enforced the following laws which you should be aware of before riding a motorcycle.

There is No Age Restriction for motorcycle riders. Helmets are mandatory for minors while riding a motorcycle although helmets are not necessary for people above the age of 18 years. There is no restriction on Helmet Speakers. Eye Protection is mandatory unless the motorcycle has windscreens.

A Vehicle Title is obligatory. Passenger seats are required when carrying a passenger and all age groups are allowed to ride as passengers on a motorcycle. Passenger Seat and Footrest are required by law when carrying a passenger. At least one Side View Mirror is required to avoid any mishaps. Spark Arrestors are mandatory. Muffler is mandatory to wear when riding and Cutout or Bypass devices are strictly prohibited. The laws have given maximum allowable A-weighted Sound Levels based on measurements taken at a distance of 50 ft from center lane of travel. Modulating Headlight is permitted and there is no restriction on the usage of Radar Detectors.

Arizona motorcycle laws accept Motorcycle License Endorsements and Rider Education Completion Cards from other states but no license is required while off-road riding. Also, using headlights and taillights is not obligatory when riding off-road. Lane-Splitting is prohibited unless both riders consent to ride side by side. It is a violation of the law to ride more than two motorcycles side by side.

The law requires the rider to have an acceptable Insurance Policy as motorcycle accidents cause serious injuries and financial loss. The minimum coverage for physical injury/medical issues should be $15,000 per person and $30,000 for those involved in an accident. The minimum property damage coverage should be $10,000.

The state has professional lawyers to deal with motorcycle accidents. A rider can easily contact these lawyers to help receive the deserved compensation. Motorcycle accident attorneys help in cases caused due to negligence of other motorists’ as motorcycles are smaller in size and are less conspicuous during the night. Therefore, motorcycle riders must know what to do when they are involved in an accident.

 

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