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New Hampshire Motorcycle Accidents

Riding a motorcycle is an enjoyable pastime for many. However, like auto accidents, motorcycle crashes are also a risk. Every year, thousands of people are injured in bike accidents. If you are hurt in a bike crash or cause a collision, an attorney can help you with any legal issues.

Requirements for Motorcyclists in New Hampshire

Motorcyclists have the same rights as auto drivers. However, they also have the same responsibilities, notes the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Motorcycle riders in New Hampshire must:

  • Be 16 years of age or older; applicants under 18 must obtain parent permission.
  • Possess a New Hampshire driver's license to be eligible to apply for permit.
  • Prove ability to ride a bike through a Basic Rider Class or pass a DMV motorcycle driving test.
  • Keep a current, valid state motorcycle license when operating a bike in New Hampshire.

New Hampshire does not recognize out-of-state permits; out-of-state motorcycle drivers must be fully licensed.

Staying Safe While Riding a Motorcycle

Motorcyclists must share the road with cars and trucks and follow the same traffic rules. But bike riders have different safety issues to consider. Follow these tips to increase safety while riding:

  • Understand and be familiar with how your motorcycle works.
  • Do not drink or use drugs, then drive.
  • Be aware of other drivers on the road.
  • Use caution when driving through four-way intersections.
  • Follow all traffic laws.
  • Wear protective gear when riding.

New Hampshire is one of several states that does not have helmet laws for motorcycle riders, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Experts recommend riders wear a helmet even when laws do not require it. Wearing a helmet reduces risk of a bike accident injury.

Locate a Local New Hampshire Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today

If you are hurt in a motorcycle accident, an attorney can help you through the legal process. Your lawyer will examine your situation to see if there is liability if the accident was determined to be your fault. Call now to speak with a motorcycle accident attorney in New Hampshire at 877-913-7222.