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2015 Traveler’s Guide to the Firearm Laws of the Fifty States

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Be Aware of Different Motorcycle Laws in Different States

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New Jersey Motorcycle Laws Important Info for Drivers

Article by Penelope Stone


If you drive a motorcycle in the state of New Jersey, it is important to know the laws that govern motorcycles in that state. The laws in each state vary when it comes to insurance requirements, equipment including helmets, as well as the ability to split lanes. Knowing this information could save you from receiving a ticket, or even worse injury.

New Jersey requires the use of a securely fitted helmet by all operators and riders. Your helmet must be approved by the New Jersey Director of Motor Vehicles. Prior to driving a motorcycle in New Jersey, it is best to check with the Director of Motor Vehicles to make sure your helmet is approved. The helmet must be equipped with a chin or neck strap and be “reflectorized” on both sides.

In order to protect yourself, you should obtain motorcycle liability insurance. In the state of New Jersey, a motor vehicle insurance policy includes a motorcycle insurance policy. The standard requirement for coverage is as follows: you must carry at least fifteen thousand dollars in coverage for bodily injury or death to one person in a single accident, at least thirty thousand dollars in coverage for bodily injury or death to more than one person in a single accident and at least five thousand dollars in coverage for property damage in any one accident. If you fail to maintain the proper amount of coverage, you are subject to penalties. These penalties include: for the first offense a three hundred dollar fine, community service and a suspended license for a year; for the second offense a five hundred dollar fine, a suspended license for two years, fourteen days in jail and thirty days of community service.

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New laws impact many drivers.(City/Region)(The “move over” law is changed, and motorcycle and DUII changes also are in force now): An article from: The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)

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Texas Motorcycle Laws – Important Info for Drivers

Article by Penelope Stone

The state of Texas, along with all other states, has its own set of laws and requirements governing motorcycle operators. If you operate a motorcycle in Texas, it is imperative that you know the laws of the land. This will prove beneficial should you become involved in an accident.

In Texas, the requirement to wear a helmet applies to all drivers and riders of motorcycles under the age of twenty one. The helmet worn should comply with all standards set forth by Texas’ Commissioner of Safety. The exception to this statute is for those riding in an enclosed cab or a three wheeled motorcycle that is fully enclosed. There is no restriction placed on the wearing of speaker helmets, but, to be safe you should only wear one. Before you ride in Texas, be sure to check with the Commissioner of Safety to make sure that your helmet meets minimum requirements.

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Michigan Motorcycle Insurance Laws

With all of the recent talk about Michigan’s motorcycle helmet law possibly being repealed (meaning Michigan bikers would not be required to wear a helmet), it’s important for every motorcyclist to understand what insurance is available and how every rider could be affected in a motorcycle accident. Motorcycle accident-related fatalities have been increasing since 1997, while injuries have been increasing since 1999. Having the right type of motorcycle insurance is critical to protect yourself if you’re seriously injured in a crash and are unable to work.

Michigan’s motorcycle accident law is different than those for car accidents or truck accidents. A motorcycle is not considered a motor vehicle in Michigan, according to the No-Fault law. This was meant to exclude motorcycles, making bikers involved in crashes exempt from the legal requirement to purchase No-Fault PIP insurance coverage. But motorcycle accidents often involve other cars and trucks on the road. As such, Michigan No-Fault insurance benefits will generally be available to Michigan motorcycle accident victims.

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Indiana Motorcycle Laws – Important Info for Drivers

Article by Penelope Stone

Those who drive a motorcycle in the state of Indiana are responsible for staying educated as to the laws of the state. Not knowing the laws can lead to a slew of trouble including traffic tickets, motorcycle accidents and even motorcycle injuries. If you should happen to be involved in a motorcycle accident, the following information will be pertinent for you to know beforehand to prevent and further headaches.

With regard to equipment used when riding a motorcycle, there are several laws in effect to be followed. In the state of Indiana, wearing a helmet is required by all operators and passengers under the age of eighteen. Those under the age of eighteen are also required to wear eye protection in the form of goggles, glasses for a transparent face shield. Additionally, there are no restrictions when it comes to the use of helmet speakers. While each state has different laws pertaining to “lane splitting,” (passing vehicles by moving between two lanes of traffic), the state of Indiana does not permit this action. Furthermore, Indiana prohibits more than one vehicle, including motorcycles, to stay abreast in a single lane.

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