Washington State Motorcycle Safety Laws
In Washington State, both the operators and passengers of motorcycles must adhere to certain safety regulations. These are in place to help reduce risks for motorcycle accidents and to minimize injury when they occur. However, even when followed to the letter, these laws cannot always prevent serious of fatal injury following an accident.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, please contact The Hornbuckle Firmonline or by calling (425) 679-0742 today to schedule a free consultation at our Bellevue office. If your injury prohibits travel, Attorney Hornbuckle can come to your location for this and all subsequent meetings.
State Safety Regulations
Bikers in Washington are required to:
- Wear a helmet
- Wear eye protection
- Use daytime running headlights
- Have both a left and right side mirror
- Undergo periodic safety inspections
These are only a handful of requirements put in place by the State to minimize risks to bikers. Knowledge of additional laws will be required for the passing of the mandatory license test.
Helmets are perhaps the most important piece of safety equipment a biker can use. There is significant data suggesting helmet use minimizes risks for brain injury and death following motorcycle accidents, and no evidence to support claims that helmets impede vision or hearing.
In addition to helmets, bikers are encouraged to wear leather jackets and chaps, riding boots, and gloves. These can help reduce risks for catastrophic and life-altering injuries in both single and multiple vehicle accidents.
Of course, protective gear cannot prevent all injury and when it fails, you need an attorney on your side who is willing to fight for every penny you are due.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, please contact our experienced Washington motorcycle accident attorney to schedule your free consultation today. Attorney Hornbuckle serves Tacoma, Seattle, Bellevue, and all surrounding areas.
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