States Shutting Down Motorcycle-Only Safety Checkpoints

As experienced motorcycle collision attorneys in Arizona, we have heard of motorcycle riders traveling out of state being met with safety violation checkpoints that could lead to citations and bike impound. As of July 2012, the state of California, along with Illinois, has banned these checkpoints, according to the American Motorcycle Association (AMA). Many biker’s rights groups argue that the checkpoints are discriminatory towards bikers, as they are not random and do not require other vehicles to be inspected.

How to Protect Yourself from a Serious Arizona Motorcycle Collision

Motorcycles are involved in approximately 2,750 Arizona collisions each year, according to reports out of the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). Around 2,600 motorcyclists are injured and nearly 100 are killed in these crashes, according to statistics. Regular pre-ride safety checks should always be done as well as taking other safety precautions, such as:

  • Consider wearing safety gear including leathers, boots, gloves, and/or helmets.
  • Don’t drink and ride! This is true for riders and for passengers.
  • Watch out for other motorists and follow both the rules of the road and common sense.

Needless to say, there is little that could stop the large number of motorcycle crashes caused by negligent motorists every year, and victims in these and other collisions should reach out to a personal injury attorney.

What an Arizona Motorcycle Collision Attorney Could Do to Help

Riders who are injured in an Arizona motorcycle collision may need assistance from a skilled personal injury attorney. The Husband and Wife Law Team helps injured riders by building a case to prove the negligence of the other driver. We do what it takes to negotiate a fair settlement fast so that riders can get on with their lives. Our settlements often include compensation above and beyond medical bills and bike repairs to include compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. Call the attorneys at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. today to see how we can help you.

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