Arizona is widely known for its many scenic routes for motorcyclists to enjoy. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents happen all too frequently in this state and once they do experience an accident it is a heavy life altering injury to the rider.These life altering injuries are because of the actual fact that motorcyclists are afforded little protection in a crash.
Arizona regulates the employment of motorcycles to ensure that they operate in compliance with state motorcycle laws. After all failing to do so can result in fines, tickets which can be used against the motorcyclists in personal injury cases. An enormous instance may be made for the defendant during a private personal injury case to argue for reduced damages if a victim in a motorcycle accident suffered injuries that may have been caused or worsened by the victim’s failure to wear a helmet as required by state law.
Do you have personal Injuries or lost a loved one due to a motorcycle accident in the Scottsdale area? You will want a seasoned attorney with a knowledgeable strategy handling your injury claim. Enara Law has the experience to provide a complete evaluation of your case. Free consultations and no billable hours are provided by our lawyers when you call or reach us online to schedule an appointment.
Motorcycle Equipment Requirements in Arizona
The Arizona Department of Transportation states in the Motorcycle Operator Manual that safety equipment required for motorcycle operators and passengers includes a U.S. Department of Transportation approved helmet if the person is under age 18. A motorcycle also needs to have at least one horn capable of emitting sound a minimum of 200 feet.
Arizona law only requires one brake but riders are encouraged to have both hand and foot brakes with at least one rearview mirror. Motorcycle handle bars must be positioned at or below operators shoulders height when he or she is sitting on motorcycle. Seats and footrests are also required for motorcycle operators.
Arizona Motorcycle Helmet Laws
Arizona Law requires all persons under 18 years of age to wear a protective helmet. The law also states that motorcycle operators must wear protective glasses, goggles, or a transparent face shield (unless the motorcycle is equipped with a protective shield). Fines for helmet violations and other equipment violations could result in a substantial amount of fines.
Our Attorneys encourage all motorcycle operators and passengers of all ages to wear helmets at all times when they ride. Helmets are proven to reduce the chance of a head jury or traumatic brain injuries. Your health and safety are far too important to leave up to chance.
Is Lane Sharing Legal in Arizona?
Lane sharing refers to motorcyclists operating side by side with a car or with another motorcycle in the same lane of traffic. In Arizona, a person cannot operate a motorcycle more than two abreast in a single lane. Lane splitting often involves a motorcyclist riding between rows of stopped or slowed traffic. Arizona strictly forbids this practice.