No vehicle can match the thrill of cruising down New Jersey’s highways and byways on two wheels. But that rush will subside quickly if you’re pulled over for violating New Jersey’s motorcycle laws are put in place to reduce motorcycle collisions and keep all drivers safe on the road. In this blog, we’ll discuss a few of the most important laws that all riders should know.
Unfortunately, even if you abide by all the rules of the road, you could still wind up in an accident with a careless driver. If you were injured by a negligent motorist in New Jersey, contact motorcycle accident attorney Brad Tabakin to discuss your case. Call (877) 333-0300 for a free initial consultation.
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Here are a few NJ motorcycle laws to keep in mind the next time you hit the road:
- All motorcycles must have a working headlight as well as a brake light, a light to illuminate the license plate, a tail light, and a reflector. Motorcycles cannot have more than two headlights.
- All motorcycle riders and passengers—no matter their age—must wear a helmet that has been approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The helmet must be non-reflective but should have 4 inches of reflective tape on each side.
- All motorcycles must have a rear-view mirror.
- The handgrips of handlebars cannot be higher than the rider’s shoulders when in a seated position.
- If your motorcycle helmet does not have a windscreen, you must wear appropriate eye protection.
These laws are designed to prevent accidents and to reduce the risk of death or injury in the event of a collision. Sadly, even the most diligent riders can succumb to the negligence of other motorists.
If you were hurt or lost a family member in a motorcycle wreck, turn to motorcycle accident attorney Brad Tabakin for free legal advice. With many years of experience and refined legal strategies, Brad Tabakin has won multiple six- and seven-figure payouts for his clients. Call (877) 333-0300 today to arrange a free initial consultation.