The Arkansas motorcycle accident lawyer at The Law Offices of Alan LeVar understands how important it is that you follow all relevant laws while on the road. We all have a responsibility to obey the law and keep the road safe, and that “we” includes motorcyclists, the vast majority of whom are safe, conscientious operators of their machines.
Furthermore, obeying the laws, aside from being the right thing to do, is also the best way of protecting yourself in a personal injury suit. The reality of the road is that you can do everything right and still get hurt by a negligent driver. But doing everything right will win you points in the eyes of the law.
This page is a brief primer on the relevant motorcycle laws in Arkansas and is not meant as an exhaustive list. Alan LeVar understands the statutes involved and how they will affect any claim you might pursue.
If you’re an Arkansas resident and you’ve been hurt in an accident, you should speak with our motorcycle accident lawyer. Please call The Law Offices of Alan LeVar at (888) 220-7068 today for a free consultation.
Helmet Laws in Arkansas
Arkansas is one of the few states that does not require adults to wear a helmet. Instead, everyone on a motorcycle under the age of 21 must wear a helmet. If you’re older than 21, you are not legally required to wear protective head gear.
Now, what’s legal and what’s smart are often two different things. Our Arkansas motorcycle accident lawyer strongly recommends that you always wear a helmet while operating your motorcycle. It’s the best way to protect your head from the often devastating trauma it can sustain during a motorcycle accident.
Other Motorcycle Laws
Of course, helmets are not the only legal concern for motorcycle operators in Arkansas. There are other laws you should be aware of that affect you. Those include:
- All motorcycle riders must wear eye protection
- Daytime headlights are required; modulating headlights are allowed
- You may not carry a passenger under the age of eight
- You must have a passenger seat if you are carrying a passenger
- The practice of “lane splitting” is not referenced in Arkansas law
- Turn signals are not required
Following all these laws will keep you safer, keep you on the right side of the law and give you a much stronger argument in court should you suffer an accident caused by someone else’s negligence.
If you need an Arkansas motorcycle accident lawyer to help you after a devastating collision with another vehicle, please contact The Law Offices of Alan LeVar today for a free consultation.