Motorcycle Helmet Laws
According to the United States Department of Transportation there are more than 178,000 motorcycles registered in Arizona as of March 2013. That is a 5.1 percent increase compared to the number of motorcycles registered in 2012 according to the Arizona Department of Transportation (AZDOT).
An increase in the number of motorcycle riders means that more and more persons are receiving motorcycle endorsements in order to legally ride in the state. Knowing the motorcycle helmet laws in Arizona is important as it could save your life as well as prevent being fined.
There were more than 3,100 motorcycle collisions in 2012 according to the AZDOT, the majority of which led to serious injuries. Although most of the riders used helmets, there were still more than 800 riders who were not wearing helmets at the time of the crash.
As more than 8 motorcycle accidents were reported per day in 2012, it is important for riders to be aware of how important wearing a helmet is particularly for preventing injuries. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a motorcycle accident caused by a careless driver, the victim may be entitled to compensation for property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, and more.
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Motorcycle Helmet Laws
The Center for Disease Control identifies states as having universal, partial, or no helmet laws. In Arizona there is only a partial helmet law which means that some riders are exempt from wearing a helmet. Currently less than half of the United States has a universal helmet law that requires all individuals to wear helmets while on a motorcycle.
Since 1976 riders under the age of 17 are required by law to wear a helmet in Arizona, which has saved the state more than $35 million in motorcycle accident costs. Surrounding states such as Utah and New Mexico also have partial helmet laws requiring riders under 17 to wear helmets.
The Center for Disease Control urges that all states enact universal motorcycle helmet laws and notes that when a state does the number of helmet users increases. However, when a state repeals their universal helmet law the number of accident injuries and deaths increases.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident by a careless driver, the victim may be entitled to compensation. Our attorneys can help you determine what your legal rights are now matter if you or another rider were wearing a helmet or not.
At Phillips Law Group our commitment is to those who have been wrongfully injured. We are committed to helping victims fight for the justice and compensation they deserve. We can provide free legal advice as well as help to guide you and your loved ones through the litigation process.
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