Motorcycle Tips for New Riders This Spring

Sunday, May 14th, 2017 by | Posted In: Motorcycle Accidents

Now that spring weather is here, new motorcyclists will hit Connecticut roadways. Before taking your first ride, make sure you get the the right training, gear and licensing.

  1. State Approved Safety Training. Get licensed. Make sure you get your Connecticut motorcycle endorsement. You must first have a Connecticut driver’s license to obtain this endorsement and then pass a DMV approved safety course.
  2. Take A State Approved Course. While many motorcycle riders begin riding to go on adventures with friends, it might not be in your best interest to get riding lessons from them. The Connecticut Department of Transportation provides a list of state-approved training courses.
  3. Get the appropriate gear. It’s not just getting a motorcycle, you also need a helmet and protective gear to protect you in case of an accident. While helmets are not a requirement for motorcycle riders over age 18, the attorneys at McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan strongly suggest you wear a helmet whenever you ride a motorcycle. Review the helmet laws in Connecticut.
  4. Don’t take on passengers until you are ready. Having a passenger on the back of your bike can change the way you ride. Make sure you are comfortable with your bike and riding before taking a passenger.
  5. Follow the rules of the road. The rules of traveling on Connecticut roads are there for a reason. Follow them for safety.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident, call our office. We might be able to help you with your claim.

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