Motorcycle Laws in Indiana
Safety precautions that can help you prevent a bike wreck
Indiana motorcycle laws offer motorcycle riders valuable protection. In addition to making riding safer, the laws assist your attorney in proving fault in a motorcycle accident. Ward & Ward Law Firm offers clients highly-skilled representation in motorcycle accident cases, holding at-fault motorists accountable and recovering full compensation for our clients.
Indiana motorcycle laws
Some of the most well-known Indiana motorcycle laws include:
- Helmet laws. Riders under the age of 18 and instructional permit holders must wear motorcycle helmets.
- Eye protection laws. Riders and passengers who are under the under the age of 18 must wear protective glasses, goggles or a transparent face shield.
- Motorcycle insurance laws. Indiana is an at-fault insurance state, which means that motorists at fault for traffic accidents must cover damages through their auto insurance coverage. Indiana laws require that motorcycle owners insure their motorcycles by meeting the minimum insurance requirements:
- Bodily injury coverage of $25,000 (one person)
- Bodily injury coverage $50,000 (per accident)
- Property damage coverage of $10,000
- Uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage is available as part of insurance coverage
- Motorcycle driving laws.
- Motorcycles can be operated with two riders abreast in a lane, if both riders consent
- Motorcycles have full use of a traffic lane
- Indiana driving laws require motorcycles to have the following equipment:
- Handlebars no more than 15 inches above the level of the driver’s seat when occupied
- Brakes on front and rear wheels
- Lamps or reflectors (not required for motorcycles manufactured prior to January 1, 1956)
- Rear view mirror, speedometer, mechanical or electric turn signals (not required for motorcycles manufactured prior to January 1, 1956)
Studies show that most motorcycle accidents result from other motorists’ failures to see motorcycles. At Ward & Ward Law Firm, we know the strategies that opposing counsel uses to defend their clients in motorcycle accident cases. Based on motorcycle laws in Indiana and other relevant case law, we develop our own effective counter-strategies to argue in our client’s favor.
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Contact Ward & Ward Law Firm online or at 317-639-9501. We offer free initial consultations and are available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.