Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Oregon
Oregon is one of the most beautiful states in this great country of ours. The mild though wet climate allows for an extended motorcycle season if Mother Nature goes easy on the rain. Even with the rain Oregon has some of the most beautiful riding in the US.
If you have been injured in an Oregon Motorcycle Accident contact motorcycle lawyer Russ Brown. You will get a motorcycle accident lawyer in Oregon who knows biker laws inside and out.
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Oregon Motorcycle Safety Laws
With over 300 miles of breath-taking Pacific Northwest coastline and its temperate climate, Oregon has a lot to offer motorcyclists. Whether riding along Oregon is Pacific Coast Scenic Byway, the Wallowa Mountain Loop, or just tooling around town, it’s important for Oregon motorcyclists to be aware of and follow Oregon motorcycle safety laws.
We’ve gathered information from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the American Motorcycle Association (AMA) to help our fellow bikers in Oregon travel safety.
Motorcycle safety requirements according to Oregon motorcycle safety laws include:
· A new Oregon law will eventually require all new motorcyclists in Oregon to complete an ODOT-approved motorcycle training course, regardless of age. This law is being phased in over several years. The old law only required motorcyclists under the age of 21 to complete mandatory motorcycle training in order to receive a motorcycle endorsement. Tuition for the mandatory rider education course is funded by the state.
· The use of safety helmets is mandatory for all Oregon motorcycle operators and passengers; helmets must meet DOT standards. State law does not require eye protection.
· There are no state restrictions regarding the use of helmet speakers, however, some cities in Oregon may have ordinances prohibiting the use of speakers.
· Daytime use of motorcycle headlights is required; state law allows the use of modulating headlights.
· Required motorcycle safety equipment includes one mirror, turn signals (unless motorcycle was manufactured prior to 1973), and a muffler.
· There is no age limit on motorcycle passengers in Oregon; however, motorcyclists with a motorcycle instruction permit are prohibited from carrying passengers. Motorcyclists carrying passengers are required to have a passenger seat and footrest.
· Under Oregon’s mandatory insurance law, motorcyclists are required to carry minimum liability insurance – this includes liability coverage of 25/50/20 and 25/50 coverage for uninsured motorist coverage.
· Lane splitting with motor vehicles other than another motorcycle or a moped is prohibited in Oregon. State law allows motorcyclists to ride two abreast in the same lane.
Despite efforts to ride safely and follow Oregon motorcycle laws, motorcyclists are at the mercy of other drivers. Our Oregon motorcycle accident lawyers are all too familiar with the tragic injuries bikers may suffer in an accident with another motor vehicle. As bikers, our attorneys share your passion for riding and we will work hard to obtain compensation for your injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries in a Oregon motorcycle accident, call our skilled Oregon motorcycle wreck attorneys for a free consultation at 1-800-4-BIKERS.