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What are the child passenger laws for a motorcycle?

While most people in California know the laws that adults must follow when they are cruising through the streets on a motorcycle, the laws concerning child passengers are less well-known. Extra safety precautions have been put in place by lawmakers to protect young people in the event of a crash. The California Department of Motor Vehicles has detailed the laws and regulations that you need to follow if you are transporting children on your motorcycle.

Failure to yield: who has the right of way?

One of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in California and around the country is failure to yield during a left-hand turn. When drivers of any type of vehicle incorrectly assume the right-of-way, the results can be dangerous and, in some instances, even deadly. A great way to protect yourself from accidents caused by this mistake is to be educated on who has the right of way in any situation and be aware of the other cars around you.

New motorcycle law in California

Cruising along the highways and byways of California can be thrilling, but doing so illegally can lead to jail time or a fine. If you or a loved one operate a motorcycle on the state’s roadways, it is important that you are aware of the laws that control what you can and cannot do. We at E and E Law Group not only work to help you get the compensation you deserve in the event of an accident, we also provide education about how to safely use these vehicles.

Alcohol involvement in motorcycle accidents

When cars and motorcycles collide in California or any other state, the bigger vehicle usually has a better outcome. In fact, almost any time a motorcyclist is involved in any type of accident, the results are grim. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association states that 80 percent of all motorcyclists that are involved in crashes are killed or injured. When alcohol is involved, the risk of fatal injuries is even greater.

What long-term disability care can really cost you

Immediately after a major accident happens in California, it can be difficult to know how much recovery will take place and what your future will look like. When it comes to long-term disability care, the costs may be much higher than you realize. We at E and E Law Group work to make sure our clients get enough compensation to take care of every type of cost that can arise during long-term disability care.

What are the most common causes of fatal motorcycle accidents?

If you are getting ready to get on a motorcycle and take a ride in California, it is important to know what the most common causes of motorcycle accidents are so you can be prepared. The Insurance Information Institute explains what the accidents of 2015 show for motorcyclists.

Do helmets cause neck injuries in motorcycle accidents?

The myth that helmets can cause a motorcycle rider’s neck to get broken in a crash has been circulating for years, but you may be wondering if that is really true. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation released a study answering this question for motorcyclists in California and around the country.

How can I avoid a motorcycle accident?

Traveling via two wheels in California can be one of the fastest, easiest forms of transportation, but it can also be one of the most dangerous. As a motorcyclist, you are less protected than fellow drivers in four-wheeled vehicles, so it is more important to be aware of possible dangers and the steps you should take to avoid them. RideApart.com details the biggest threats facing motorcycles and how to stay safe.

How important is wearing a helmet?

While helmeting laws vary in each state, neglecting this important piece of protection can land you in the hospital with life-changing injuries if you are involved in a motorcycle crash. The Neuroscience Institute at the University Hospital states that only 20 states and the District of Columbia require helmets to be worn by all riders. There are four states that do not require you to wear helmets at all and the remaining states mandate use by riders of a certain age. California requires all motorcycle riders to wear helmets, and a study reported by the institute details why this is necessary for your safety.

In California, lane-splitting is determined legal and safe

Lane-splitting has always been a controversial topic when it comes to the safety of motorcycle riders and other drivers. In September, California made history by making the practice formally acceptable, something no other state had done, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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