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    Have You Talked To Your Teen About Motorcycle Safety?
    February 2 2022

    Last month a teenaged motorcycle rider on a 2007 Harley Davidson Night Rod was critically injured in a crash in west Las Vegas. The rider reportedly veered left, hit the median, and was ejected into a tree. We want your teen to be safe when out on the road. Especially if they are riding a motorcycle. Here, we will provide important topics for you to address when you talk to your teen about motorcycle safety.

    If your teen is injured in a motorcycle accident, you should contact a personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer will help to protect their rights and ensure they receive maximum compensation.

    As a Las Vegas accident victim, you don’t want your teen fighting alone against insurance companies. They do not have your teen’s best interests in mind. Anthem Injury Lawyers has a dedicated team of lawyers and staff ready to help your teen with their personal injury case. Insurance companies and other parties are not interested in helping your teen receive what they should as a victim in a Las Vegas accident. Your Las Vegas accident lawyer should have a proven track record of winning motorcycle injury cases for significant compensation. Our lawyers offer you 25 years of experience winning top compensation for Las Vegas accident victims.

    Time is of the essence when pursuing compensation in accident cases. Don’t delay—have our Las Vegas accident lawyers review your teen’s case. Sometimes people avoid contacting an accident lawyer because they worry about cost. You don’t have to worry about affordability. Our attorneys don’t get paid unless they win. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers at (702) 745-8167 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    Talk To Your Teen About Motorcycle Safety

    You have probably talked to your teen about an infinite amount of safety topics but have you talked to them about motorcycle safety? If you haven’t talked to your teen about motorcycle safety, now is a great time. Below we will discuss the following motorcycle safety topics:

    • Maturity
    • Motorcycle licensing
    • The right motorcycle for your teen
    • Protective gear
    • Sober riding
    • Rider responsibilities

    Unfortunately, even the most responsible rider can be injured by a driver. If a driver injures your teen, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. Anthem Injury Lawyers is a team of experienced, dedicated personal injury lawyers and case managers. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    Maturity

    The first safety consideration for any parent is maturity. Motorcycles are not toys. If your teen cannot be a mature and responsible rider, then they should not be allowed to ride a motorcycle. Only you can decide if your teen is mature enough to ride a motorcycle. However, their ability to abide by the below safety topics could be used as an indication of their maturity.

    Motorcycle Licensing

    If your teen wants to ride a motorcycle in Nevada, they will need a motorcycle license. There are different requirements for teens that are over 18 years old and teens that are under 18 years old. If your teen is under 18 years of age and wants a motorcycle license, they must:

    • Hold a motorcycle instruction permit for a minimum of six months
    • Complete 50 hours of supervised experience on a motorcycle while holding a motorcycle instruction permit and document this on the DMV drive log
    • Successfully complete a course in motorcycle safety.

    The Right Motorcycle for Your Teen

    Your teen should be very picky about the motorcycle that they ride. The right motorcycle for your teen is the safest motorcycle. So how do you check if your teen is riding the right motorcycle? The Nevada DMV provides the following questions to ask to see if the motorcycle is right for your teen:

    • Does the motorcycle properly fit your teen?
    • Do their feet reach the ground when seated on the motorcycle?
    • Are the controls easy for your teen to operate?
    • Is your teen able to keep the motorcycle in safe riding condition?
    • Has your teen read the owner’s manual?
    • Is your teen able to check their motorcycle before every ride?

    Motorcycle Equipment

    The right motorcycle should also have the right equipment. Nevada law requires motorcycles be equipped with the following:

    • Headlights
    • Taillight
    • Stoplight or brake light
    • Reflector
    • Brakes
    • Electric turn signals
    • Rearview mirrors
    • Footrests
    • Horn
    • Muffler

    Protective Gear

    Protective gear is essential to rider safety. Riders (and passengers) should wear:

    • A DOT-compliant helmet
    • A face shield, goggles, or protective glasses
    • Protective clothing

    Helmets

    Wearing a helmet can save a life. In Nevada, motorcyclists and passengers are required to wear helmets. Your teen’s helmet should fit properly and must meet standards set by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

    Sober Riding

    One of the most dangerous things your teen can do is choose to ride impaired. Impaired riding is the top contributing factor to fatal motorcycle crashes. Talk to your teen about the importance of riding sober.

    Rider Responsibilities

    Motorcycle safety is a big responsibility. If your teen is going to ride a motorcycle, they should understand their riding abilities and only ride within them. Ensure that your teen knows how to do the following to lessen their chances of a crash occurring:

    • Understand basic vehicle control
    • Maintain a cushion of distance on the roadway
    • Know when and how to stop or swerve
    • Understand how to ride on dangerous surfaces
    • Know how to handle mechanical problems while riding
    • Understand how to avoid animals
    • Be comfortable with flying objects
    • Know how to safely get off the road

    Not everyone is responsible on the road. If a driver injures your teen rider, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. Las Vegas Anthem Injury Lawyers is a team of experienced, dedicated personal injury lawyers and case managers. Based in Henderson, Nevada, we work with clients all over the Las Vegas area. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    EXPERIENCED LAS VEGAS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS

    We hope the above discussion helps you talk to your teen about motorcycle safety. If your teen is injured in a Las Vegas area accident, they need an experienced personal injury lawyer. Some people wonder why they need a personal injury lawyer to help them. A personal injury lawyer will work aggressively to protect your rights and help you receive maximum compensation for your injuries.

    Award-winning law firm Anthem Injury Lawyers is a team of experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers. We are based in Henderson, Nevada, and serve clients throughout the Las Vegas area. When we say we offer personal injury law experience, we mean over 25 years of experience. This is the combination of knowledge and expertise you need to win significant compensation as a victim in a Las Vegas area accident. Our decades of experience, our expertise, plus our deep familiarity with all aspects of Nevada law, give you a powerful advantage. You will need that advantage to fight against those who may keep you from receiving what you deserve as a Las Vegas accident victim.

    Your choice of an accident lawyer is one of the most consequential decisions you will ever make. It’s important to select a Las Vegas attorney that can put you in the best position to win your case. That’s why you need to speak with Anthem Injury Lawyers. Get the best accident attorneys in Las Vegas fighting for you. Our experts offer you the best opportunity to win top compensation. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 745-8167 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    Published by Anthony Golden

    Attorney Anthony B. Golden (“Tony”) is one of the founding partners of Anthem Injury Lawyers. Tony represents clients in all aspects of personal injury cases, from pre-litigation through jury trials and appeals. Tony has a proven track record of successfully representing clients in trials, arbitration, and appeals, as well as assisting clients in resolving high-value cases in mediation.

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