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Make A Point To Know Local Motorcycle Laws

Make A Point To Know Local Motorcycle Laws
For the most part, motorcycles are required to follow the same rules of the road as cars, but some laws are not one-size-fits-all. This is why it is so important for riders to do their research before they strap on their motorcycle helmets. Nothing can spoil a joyride through town or a two-wheel road trip like being pulled over for breaking a law you didn’t even know existed.

The laws that motorcyclists have to adhere to can vary state to state, so you should make it a point to read up on the laws of any states you may be passing through on your next cross-country cruise. You don’t have to spend hours on the Internet researching these regulations, as the American Motorcyclist Association has compiled all the information on its website.¬†You can even find rules for off-roading if you are a dirt bike enthusiast.

Everything from whether you have to wear a helmet to how loud your bike can be might change when you cross the state border. According to the Milwaukee¬†Journal Sentinel, bikers are allowed to run red lights if their bikes don’t trip the sensors, but very few people, including police officers, are aware of this law.