Motorcycles are fun vehicles, but also quite dangerous. If you ride a motorcycle, taking safety precautions on the road becomes even more important than usual. One of the most important of these precautions is understanding the motorcycle passing laws in Idaho. We at Hansen Injury Law Firm are dedicated to helping keep Idaho safe. So, this post explains the basics of these passing laws.
Motorcycle Passing Laws: Tips to Stay Safe
Below are some of the essential points of motorcycle passing laws and safety in Idaho.
- Know your position
A good rule of thumb is to stay in the center of your lane. If you see hazards, avoid them while trying to stay within your lane. Be sure to check following traffic before crossing any lane lines.
- Passing Properly
Passing on a motorcycle is similar to passing in a car. Your visibility on a motorcycle is diminished, however, so make sure other vehicles see you. Avoid riding for too long in other cars’ blind spots and keep a reasonable speed.
- No Lane Splitting
Lane splitting is a term that describes riding between two lanes of slow moving or stopped traffic moving in the same direction. This is common, but illegal in every state except for California. Lane splitting is dangerous and can lead to accidents when cars do not expect motorcycles to be passing.
Your Idaho Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
As we mentioned earlier, there is both risk and reward associated with riding a motorcycle. It can be exhilarating, but also seriously dangerous. Since your body is exposed while riding, motorcyclists often suffer serious injuries in accidents. At Hansen Injury Law, we help accident victims win their personal injury cases. If you are injured in a motorcycle accident because of someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation.
If you think you may have an accident case, please contact us today! Or, fill out the free consultation form on this page. You can also order an absolutely free copy of our accident book. We look forward to helping you get the compensation you deserve!