Surviving on a motorcycle in Buena Park is by pure craftiness. Rolling the streets of Buena Park a bright day, you enjoy a certain enthusiasm that car drivers just don't get. That does not extend to the wind in your face. Nope, all California riders must be wearing a helmet. In fact, helmet necessities are not the only thing different about California's motor bike laws. If you have been in a Buena Park motorcycle accident, then it will be wise to discuss the situation with a Buena Park motorcycle accident lawyer. They will be able to provide more information regarding your situation.
Buena Park differences
Motorcycle laws vary by state and while California's laws are similar to other states, there are a few exceptions that everyone on the road should known about.
Helmets. In California, you have to wear an approved helmet. That's a very important aspect of the law. You don't have to wear any protective gear other than the helmet. You don't even have to wear the right kind of shoes, but you have to wear a helmet.
Lane sharing. Another California law allows lane sharing, which means that bikers can drive in between cars that are in a lane. Yes, most motorists believe this is insane and an illegal act by a biker. In an odd juxtaposition, it is not against any law and it is not in any law. The CHP used to offer guidelines, advising people about safe lane sharing, but they have since taken that off of their pamphlet.
The practicality of lane sharing
Many drivers believe that a biker who motors in between cars is only trying to get through traffic quickly. Nope. Years ago, because California is warm and motorcycles were air cooled, a lot of bikes overheated and stalled on the roadway. They got hit from behind. They posed a hazard by having to be pushed off to the side and trying to figure out what to do with them."
It is much safer with lane sharing than to be sitting there stuck. A bike more likely to rear ended than a car since it is tough to see. There's only one tail light. Only the body of the rider is there instead of a full car.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, then it would be advantageous to discuss your situation with an expert Buena Park motorcycle accident lawyer. They will be able to help determine the specifics of your situation, and whether or not you have a case. Please call us at 1-866-990-8787 or contact us for more information about your situation, and for a free case evaluation.