Avoid a New Haven Motorcycle Accident: Follow These Safety Tips

April 11, 2018
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Spring is here and more and more motorcyclists will be hitting the roadways in and around New Haven. But before taking your first ride, make sure you get the the right training, gear and licensing. 

  1. 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 The LoRicco Law Firm 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. Our team of experienced New Haven personal injury lawyers can help you navigate the claims process.