Important North Carolina Motorcycle Laws

What are some of the important North Carolina Motorcycle laws that might impact your NC motorcycle wreck injury claim?

Here are links to some of the important North Carolina motorcycle laws that might affect your North Carolina motorcycle injury claim.

North Carolina General Statute 20-7 discusses the license requirements for a motorcycle driver in North Carolina.

North Carolina General Statute 20-16 discusses the point values for various offenses involving the use of a motor vehicle including a motorcycle.

North Carolina General Statute 20-124 requires that every motorcycle have at least one brake which may be operated by hand or foot.

North Carolina General Statute 20-126 requires that any motorcycle driven on the streets or highways of North Carolina be equipped with a rear-view mirror that provides an unobstructed view of at least 200 feet to the rear of the motorcycle.

North Carolina General Statute 20-129 requires that every motorcycle have at least one working headlamp which is illuminated at all times while the motorcycle is in operation on a roadway.

North Carolina General Statute 20-140.4 limits the number of people that can ride on a motorcycle or moped to the number of people that the motorcycle or moped was designed to carry.  This statute also requires that all people on the motorcycle or moped wear a safety helmet that complies with federal law.

North Carolina General Statute 20-146.1 states that a motorcycle is entitled to the full use of a lane of travel.  This statute also allows motorcycles to ride two abreast but not more than two abreast.

North Carolina General Statute 20-158 allows a motorcycle to proceed through a red light under limited circumstances.  This statute is meant to serve as a defense to any citation issued to a motorcyclist for proceeding through a red light that qualifies under the statute.

If you or a family member have been involved in a North Carolina motorcycle accident and you have questions about North Carolina motorcycle laws, please call the North Carolina motorcycle lawyers at Hendren Redwine & Malone for a free consultation.

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