Riding a motorcycle can be one of the most exciting experiences ever. You're riding with the wind at what feels like 100 mph, no cocoon-like interiors standing in your way. You feel like letting go of the handle bars and closing your eyes, but it's just too dangerous and the odds of an accident increase as you pay less attention to safe riding rules. So, for the moment you decide against it, and continue riding the bike. All of a sudden, a car runs a red light and you find yourself skidding across the pavement with your motorbike on top of you, coming to a rest stop on what seems like the other side of town. You see emergency crews and think that that was fast when in reality, time is distorted for you. You black out. Then you wake up in the hospital and realize you are up against thousands in hospital bills. This is where hiring a Lakewood motorcycle accident attorney will be of greatest benefit to you. You need someone to bring to justice the negligent driver. If you were seriously injured in an accident due to someone else's negligence, then it is important to file early, because there are limitations on how long you have to file your case.
Researchers from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are visiting scenes of motor bike incidents across the country to examine law agency findings and gather the latest information. Each analysis plans to comprise a detailed examination of the motorbike and all its components. The studies will dialogue with motorcyclists and check out a variety of biker and passenger contact points. Interviews will be with drivers who stopped safely as well as bikers who travel the same roads but, avoided crashes. Each calamity revision will necessitate observing results of three hundred incidents and is likely to take a year or more to fulfill.
Other tests started embrace investigations into whether safety instruction actually saves lives, or whether just increasing ability through applying plays a more important position in avoiding incidents. Researchers are also probing where cyclists look as they travel, and if visual abilities can be sharpened.
An exploratory gathering is examining different groups of devotees such as cruisers, sport riders, touring drivers and commuters to understand if any particular group possess behaviors widespread to the first group, placing them at extra hazard of incidents than the others. Lastly, the study will use digital video and data devices to corroborate rider routine in an attempt to see what riders do to dodge crashes and what they do mistakenly when they smash up.
In California and Lakewood, the books are filled with new laws, especially in regards to motorcycle safety. California is unique in that this state has a completely different set of rules than the rest of the country.
Among the new legislation that has gone into effect:
A new, necessary motorcycle protection course has been started for under-21 motorcycle permit applicants. This new rule requires any person under the age of 21 to fully be present at and complete a state regulated motorcycle safety course. This must be finished and certified before the person is issued a permit with which they can practice riding a motorcycle. It further requires the permit must be held for a full half year before the individual can be issued a California class M motorbike license. Currently several thousand riders aged 19 years and younger are licensed to motorcycles in California.
There are a series of new supervisions regarding the deluge of online traffic violator schools. Prior to this new law the DMV only licensed "brick and mortar" classroom traffic violator schools. This new law will bring court-approved courses, such as online and home study traffic schools into the Traffic Violator School licensing program and implements a number of preferences included in a DMV study of traffic violator school issues. This law will have a 3-year implementation process.
New Laws to be aware of. Here are some of the new traffic laws that will affect you. Text directly from the State of California Website.
- Organ Donation (SB 1395/Alquist) Starting July 1, the language on the DMV's application offers the driver license applicant the option to register as a prospective organ donor in the organ donor program or to defer that decision to a later time. This change will now include in the organ donor registration field of the application check boxes indicating (A) Yes, add my name to the donor registry or (B) I do not wish to register at this time, thus ensuring that the applicant’s failure to check the box is not simply an oversight.
- Local Traffic Ordinances (SB 949/Oropeza) On July 1, in an effort of ensuring that traffic convictions are recorded by the Department of Motor Vehicles, local authorities may not enact or enforce a local ordinance on any matter covered by the California Vehicle Code.
- Driving Under the Influence (AB 1601/Hill) Effective in January 1, 2012, this bill authorizes a court to order a 10-year revocation of the driver license of a person convicted of a third or subsequent DUI violation, with possible reinstatement after five years if specified conditions are met.
Whether in Lakewood or anywhere in California, if you have incurred a motorcycle injury, then we strongly suggest you take a moment to contact the motorcycle injury lawyers at Bisnar | Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP as quickly as possible. There are time limitations on how long you can file for your case. Call us at 1-800-561-4887 today or contact us for a free consultation. We can provide more specific information once we are able to analyze your situation.
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