If you're planning to ride a motorcycle in New York, you may be wondering what the state's helmet laws are. While helmets are required for all riders in the state, it's important to understand the laws and your options for staying safe on the road. Here are some tips for staying safe and legal while riding your motorcycle in New York.
1. Know the Law
First and foremost, it's important to know the law when it comes to motorcycle helmets. New York has a universal helmet law and requires all riders and passengers to wear a DOT-approved helmet.
2. Choose the Right Helmet
Look for helmets that meet the safety standards set by the Department of Transportation (DOT) or the Snell Memorial Foundation. Make sure the helmet fits snugly and is comfortable to wear for long periods of time.
3. Practice Safe Riding Habits
In addition to wearing a helmet, it's important to practice safe riding habits to reduce your risk of injury in the event of an accident. Always obey traffic laws and signals, and avoid riding under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Wear protective clothing, such as leather jackets and pants, to protect your skin in the event of a crash.
4. Consult with a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in New York, it's important to consult with a personal injury lawyer who is experienced in handling motorcycle accident cases.
The Pryor Law Firm has a team of skilled attorneys who can help you navigate the legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to learn how we can help!