101 Critical Days of Summer 2011 MOTORCYCLE SAFETY

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					101 Critical Days of Summer 2011




       MOTORCYCLE SAFETY
                               State Motorcycle Riding Laws
                               Helmet Laws by State




                                                                                      No Law
                                                                                      Under 18
                                                                                      Under 21
                                                                                      Everyone




                                                                             Blood Alcohol Max Speed
                Helmet Daytime        Eye     Radar / Kids   Yearly   Lane*
State
               required Headlights Protection / Earphones Inspections Sharing Over   Under
                                                                                           Rural Urban
                                                                              21      21

  Alabama        Yes                                                   Yes    .08     .02   70    70

   Alaska        18       Required   Required                Random    Yes    .08     .00   65    55

   Arizona       18                  Required                 Yes      Yes    .08     .08   75    55

  Arkansas       21       Required   Required                Random           .08     .02   70    55

  California     Yes      Required              1 Ear Only   Random   Yes*    .08     .01   70    65

  Colorado       18                  Required                Random    Yes    .08     .02   75    65

 Connecticut     18       Required   Required                Random    Yes    .08     .02   65    55

  Delaware     19 Rflct              Required                 Yes             .08     .02   65    55
   Florida        21       Required   Required                          Yes   .08   .02   70   65

   Georgia        Yes      Required   Required   No Music               Yes   .08   .02   70   65

                                                  No Pass
   Hawaii       18 Rflct              Required                 Yes      Yes   .08   .02   55   50
                                                  Under 7

   Idaho          18                                                          .08   .02   75   65

   Illinois                Required   Required                                .08   .00   65   55

   Indiana        18       Required     18                              Yes   .08   .02   65   55

    Iowa                   Required                                     Yes   .08   .02   65   55

   Kansas         18       Required   Required                Random    Yes   .08   .02   70   70

  Kentucky        21                  Required                                .08   .02   65   55

  Louisiana       Yes                 Required                 Yes      Yes   .08   .02   70   55

   Maine          16       Required                            Yes      Yes   .08   .00   65   55

                 Yes
  Maryland                            Required                At Sale   Yes   .08   .00   65   65
                 Rflct

Massachusetts     Yes                 Required No Earphones    Yes      Yes   .08   .02   65   65

  Michigan        Yes                                         Random    Yes   .08   .02   70   65

 Minnesota        18       Required   Required   1 Ear Only   Random    Yes   .08   .00   70   65

  Missouri        Yes                 Required                 Yes            .08   .02   70   70

 Mississippi      Yes                                          Yes            .08   .02   70   60

  Montana         18       Required                                     Yes   .08   .02   75   65

  Nebraska        Yes                                                   Yes   .08   .02   75   65

   Nevada         Yes                 Required                          Yes   .08   .02   75   65

   New
                                      Required                 Yes      Yes   .08   .02   65   65
 Hampshire

                 Yes
 New Jersey                                                    Yes            .08   .01   65   55
                 Rflct
 New Mexico      18 Rflct              Required                Random         .08   .02   75   55

                  Yes
  New York                  Required   Required   1 Ear Only    Yes     Yes   .08   .02   65   65
                  Rflct

North Carolina     Yes      Required                            Yes     Yes   .08   .00   70   65

North Dakota     18 Rflct                                               Yes   .08   .02   75   55

    Ohio           18                  Required                Random   Yes   .08   .02   65   65

  Oklahoma         18       Required   Required                               .08   .00   75   70

   Oregon          Yes      Required                           Random   Yes   .08   .00   65   55

Pennsylvania       21       Required   Required   No Music      Yes     Yes   .08   .02   65   55

Rhode Island       21                  Required No Earphones    Yes     Yes   .08   .02   65   55

South Carolina 21 Rflct     Required     21                             Yes   .08   .02   70   70

South Dakota       18                  Required                         Yes   .08   .02   75   65

  Tennessee        Yes      Required   Required                         Yes   .08   .02   70   70

    Texas          21       Required                            Yes           .08   .00   70   70

    Utah           18                                           Yes     Yes   .08   .00   75   65

                  Yes
  Vermont                              Required                 Yes           .08   .02   65   55
                  Rflct

   Virginia        Yes                 Required No Radar Det    Yes     No    .08   .02   65   55

                                                   No Pass
 Washington        Yes      Required   Required                Random   Yes   .08   .02   70   60
                                                   Under 6

 Washington
                   Yes                 Required No Radar Det    Yes           .08   .02   55   55
    DC

                  Yes
West Virginia               Required   Required                 Yes           .08   .02   70   55
                  Rflct

  Wisconsin        18       Required   Required                Random   Yes   .08   .00   65   65

  Wyoming          18       Required                                    Yes   .08   .02   75   60
                                                 No Radar
   Canada          Yes    Required                                                    .08      .08   65    55
                                                 Det, Music

                                                                                      Over    Under
                                                                                                    Rural Urban
                 Helmet Daytime        Eye     Radar / Kids   Yearly   Lane*           21      21
State
                required Headlights Protection / Earphones Inspections Sharing
                                                                                      Blood Alcohol Max Speed




                                       * - Two motorcycles in a single lane.
      In California Only, lane splitting is legal. Motorcycles may drive between cars, but not on shoulders.
   In California, Delaware, and South Carolina you may drive a 3-wheeler with a car license. Everywhere else
                                           requires a motorcycle license.


                         State Motorcycle Off-Road Riding Laws
                                                                               Spark
              State      Helmet Eye Protection Headlights Taillight Muffler            Registration Age
                                                                              Arrestor

            Alabama

             Alaska

             Arizona                                                  Yes

            Arkansas                               Night      Night   Yes       Yes          Yes     12

            California                             Night      Night   Yes       Yes          Yes

            Colorado                               Night      Night   Yes       Yes          Yes     10

         Connecticut                                                  Yes                    Yes     12

            Delaware      Yes                      Night      Night   Yes       Yes          Yes     12

             Florida                                                                         Yes

            Georgia       Yes         Yes                             Yes                    Yes

             Hawaii

             Idaho                                                    Yes

             Illinois

             Indiana                               Night      Night   Yes                            14
    Iowa                     Night   Night   Yes         Yes   15

   Kansas                    Night   Night

  Kentucky       Yes                                           16

  Louisiana

    Maine        18          ATV     ATV     Yes   Yes   Yes   10

  Maryland                   Night   Night   Yes         Yes   12

Massachusetts    Yes                         Yes         Yes   14

  Michigan       Yes   Yes   Night   Night   Yes   Yes   Yes   16

  Minnesota      18    Yes                   Yes         Yes   12

   Missouri      18                                      Yes   16

  Mississippi

   Montana                                               Yes

  Nebraska                   Night   Night   Yes   Yes

   Nevada

New Hampshire    18    18    Night   Night   Yes   Yes   Yes   18

 New Jersey      Yes         Night   Night   Yes         Yes   16

 New Mexico                                              Yes

  New York       Yes         Night   Night   Yes   Yes   Yes   16

North Carolina

North Dakota

     Ohio                    Night   Night   Yes         Yes   16

  Oklahoma

   Oregon                    Night   Night   Yes         Yes   12

 Pennsylvania                Night   Night   Yes         Yes   16
Rhode Island      Yes         Yes                            Yes                  Yes

South Carolina

South Dakota       18         Yes

  Tennessee                                                                       Yes

    Texas         Yes         Yes         Night     Night    Yes        Yes       Yes      14

    Utah           18                     Night     Night    Yes                  Yes       8

  Vermont                                 Night     Night    Yes        Yes       Yes      12

   Virginia       Yes

 Washington                               Night     Night    Yes        Yes       Yes

Washington DC

West Virginia      18

  Wisconsin       Yes                     Night     Night    Yes        Yes       Yes      12

  Wyoming

   Canada

                                                                       Spark
    State        Helmet Eye Protection Headlights Taillight Muffler            Registration Age
                                                                      Arrestor
These are tips from riders of all levels that can and should use to stay
safe when riding on the roads of Southern California, in cities like Los
Angeles and San Diego




                         Check the Bike Out:
    Before taking off on the motorcycle, check the lights, the breaks, the
    turn signals and put the mirrors in the right line of sight. At the
    beginning of the season the bike should be completely checked out,
    including the fluid levels, the exhaust system, the brakes and make
    certain that it is in good riding order.

                         Click on the link for more tips

     http://www.cycleconnections.com/articledetail.asp?TypeID=24&ID=283




                  Ready you’re Riding Skills:
    It does not matter if riding is something that you have been doing for
    years or you are a new rider it is important to learn about new laws,
    brush up on riding skills and this can be done with motorcycle classes
    that are for every level. These motorcycle classes are provided by the
    American Motorcyclists Association as safety courses.

                         Click on the link for more tips

                   http://www.bikerhiway.com/motorcycle-safety-
                  info/motorcycle_riding_skills_techniques.html
                               Gear:
Having quality gear is extremely important, because it is the
protection the rider is going to have as protection if they are
involved in a crash and hit the pavement. Having a good quality helmet
can save your life in a crash and if the helmet does not have a face
shield then glasses or goggles should be worn to protect the eyes.
Leather jackets and pants, with non-slip gloves are a good way to
protect the body and boots or shoes that go over the ankles.

                    Click on the link for more tips

       http://www.jafrum.com/articles/motorcycle-safety-guide.htm




                          Visibility:
Visibility is important on the road and the rider should stay an
adequate operating distance between the motorcycle and other vehicles.
Riding with the headlight on can help create more visibility, as well
as wearing brightly colored reflective clothing, even when riding
during the day.

                    Click on the link for more tips

   http://www.russbrown.com/motorcycle-lawyer-blog/2178/big-truck-vs-
              %C2%A0motorcycle-the-visibility-problem.html




                     Ride Defensively:
Ride defensively by obeying the rules of the road, which apply to every
motorized vehicle, including motorcycles. Riders do need to be extra
cautious to stay safe on the road. There are some do's and don'ts like
using turn signals when changing lanes, know the limit of your riding
experience and the bikes ability, don't push beyond your comfort level,
do not tailgate and stay within the speed limit. Do not weave in and
out of traffic, this can be dangerous and drivers can have a difficult
time seeing the bike.

                    Click on the link for more tips

   http://www.newstipslive.com/transport/defense-driving/motorcycle-
              defensive-driving-learn-to-ride-safely.html
These are just a few of the important tips everyone should utilize when
riding and paying attention to while riding a motorcycle. These tips are
also designed to help Marines Sailors, DOD Civilians and Dependants
understand motorcycle safety. This in the hopes that riders and their
families will not will not be forced to suffer a traumatic brain injury,
burn injury, or ever have a need for a wrongful death lawyer.




Once Again, we encourage you to review the “Marine Corps Traffic Safety
Program”, (MCO 5100.19E) and the (MCO 5100.30A) Off Duty Recreation Order.
Collectively we can collectively raise the bar in awareness, reduce risk and
maintain a high level of readiness 24/7!

				
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