There are a number of ways for Connecticut residents to travel throughout the state. One of those means of transportation is via motorcycle. These vehicles have special laws and regulations that other drivers throughout the state don’t have so it is important for motorcyclists to be aware of the rules that apply to them.
In Connecticut, drivers must have a Motorcycle Endorsement, marked by an “M” on their driver’s license in order to operate this type of vehicle on Connecticut’s highways. All motorcyclists throughout the state must have this special designation except for certain higher-education students and members of the Armed Forces. In order to obtain a motorcycle endorsement, you must take a test at the DMV, take an approved training course, and have a valid driver’s license in the state of Connecticut.
Since you lack much of the protection of a car or truck when riding a motorcycle, there are many safety precautions that motorcyclists should abide by. Though the speed capacity of motorcycles is what intrigues many people to purchase these vehicles, it is important to stay safe when driving along Connecticut’s vast network of roads and highways. Injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident can be extremely severe and life-threatening. If you have become injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be able to collect compensation for your injuries.
If you have any questions regarding motorcycle laws or if you have been injured in an accident while driving a motorcycle, you should contact an experienced traffic and personal injury attorney who can provide you with assistance. The Law Office of Marc N. Needelman is well-versed in both of these areas and would be happy to help in your time of need.