Illinois Motorcycle Regulations
If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident and are in the midst of recovering from a personal injury, you need an attorney that has extensive experience dealing with motor vehicle case law that can ensure that your rights are being protected. My understanding of the various laws and regulations surrounding motor vehicles and motorcycles will not only help get the best result for your case, but it will also help you avoid being taken advantage of if you've been the victim of an accident. Here are a few basic motorcycle regulations that are important to remember:
- Illinois is one of only three states that do not require a safety helmet for motorcycle riders of all ages.
- Eye protection is required for all motorcycle drivers, either in the form of goggles or a windscreen or windshield.
- Helmet speakers are permitted in the state of Illinois, but only for communication purposes.
- There are no laws against radar detection devices.
- Motorcycle handlebars must be below shoulder height.
- A passenger seat and footrest are both required on any motorcycle carrying a passenger.
- There is no age restriction for passengers riding with a motorcycle driver.
- Lane splitting -- the act of passing vehicles by driving between two lanes of traffic -- is not permitted in the state of Illinois.
- One side view mirror is required, either on the left or right side, for all motorcycles in Illinois.
- For off-road bikes, there are no age restrictions, rider education certificates, or operator licenses required -- however titles and registration are required.
You need someone who can look out for you
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you need to focus your time, money, and energy into recovering from your injuries. I work hard to make sure every last detail of your case is in order so you can focus on putting your accident behind you. Contact my office today to set up a free consultation, and find out how I can help you begin to put your life back together.