Florida statutes provide a multitude of laws pertaining to motorcycles and their operation on Florida roadways. For motorcycle riders one of the important laws pertains to the type of equipment that is required for the rider to wear.
Florida Statute 316.211(1) provides that a person may not operate or ride upon a motorcycle unless the person is properly wearing protective headgear securely fastened upon his or head and which properly complies with Federal Motorcycle Safety Standards (as provided for by the U.S. Department of Transportation).
Further, Florida Statute 316.211(2) establishes that a person may not operate a motorcycle unless the person is wearing an eye-protective device over his or her eyes of a type that is also approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Florida statutes has a litany of laws that pertain to the use and equipment of motorcycles, including insurance regulations, operating restrictions, and equipment guidelines for riders and their motorcycles. All of the laws are designed to increased rider safety and hopefully prevent motorcycle accidents.
A motorcycle accident can be a life changing event as they often involve serious injury and often times the loss of life. In the event you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident we invite you to contact Givens Givens Sparks for a free case evaluation. Our office has handled numerous motorcycle cases and we strive to reach the best possible resolution for our clients.