Virginia’s laws regulate who can operate a motorcycle, how the motorcycle should be driven, and what equipment the motorcycle should have. Some of the restrictions and non-restrictions that apply to Virginia motorcycle riders are:
- All riders must wear an approved safety helmet.
- Operators must have approved eye protection unless the motorcycle is equipped with safety glass or a windshield. Eye protection includes goggles, shields, and safety glasses.
- Approved eye and helmet protections and windshields means the protective devices must meet the standards of at least one of the following: The Snell Memorial Foundation, the American National Standards Institute, Inc., or the US Department of Transportation
- Failure to follow these laws is not necessarily evidence of negligence if an accident does happen.
- Passengers of any age can ride on a motorcycle though they must wear a safety helmet.
- Passengers should know the basics of how to ride on the rear portion of a motorcycle, such as how to handle a turn along with the operator of the motorcycle.
- Seat-rests and footrests are required for all passengers.
Talk to a Norfolk Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Norfolk motorcycle accident attorney Joe Miller at Joe Miller Law, Ltd., knows the state laws that apply to motorcycle owners and operators. He uses his knowledge of these laws to help personal injury victims and their families. Joe Miller, Esq., has been helping accident victims for over a quarter century. Make an appointment to review your case with lawyer Joe Miller, Esq., by calling him today at (888) 694-1671.