New York Motorcycle Laws
Motorcycles are a fast and convenient way to get around. These vehicles provide riders with many great benefits, such as more accessible parking, maneuverability, better gas mileage, and the ability to reach destinations faster. Many motorcyclists enjoy the excitement of riding on country roads because of the breathtaking scenery and open-air freedom. Other bikers love the challenge of riding through city traffic while commuting to and from work. Whether you are considering getting your Class M Operator’s License or you are an avid rider, it is imperative to familiarize yourself with some of New York State’s applicable laws. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s seasoned motorcycle accident injury attorneys have compiled some essential information below.
Helmets And Face Shields
Under New York Vehicle and Traffic Law, Section 381(6), all motorcycle riders and their passengers must wear protective helmets. The helmet must meet the requirements specified in Section 571.218 of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Bikers must show they have a New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) approved helmet to obtain a license and register their motorcycle. Section 381(7) also requires bikers to wear a face shield or goggles that the American National Standard Institute approves.