Ohio Motorcycle Insurance Laws

In Ohio, it is illegal to ride a motorcycle without insurance or other proof of financial responsibility. It also unlawful to permit anyone else to ride your motorcycle without minimum insurance or other financial responsibility. As set forth in the Ohio Revised Code, acceptable proof of financial responsibility includes:A financial responsibility identification card; A certificate of … [Read more...]

9 Tips to Ride Your Motorcycle Safely in Ohio

Safe practices for riding motorcycles helps decrease the number of fatalities and injuries on the roadways. It is therefore important to raise awareness and encourage motorcyclists to follow safety tips and guidelines. 1. Become Familiar with Your New Motorcycle Motorcycles vary in their responsiveness and operation. Therefore, you would be well advised to become accustomed to the handling of a … [Read more...]

10 Hazards Motorcyclists Should Watch Out For On The Road

Motorcycle crashes are frequently caused due to road hazards. Seemingly minor obstacles on the road such as a wet pavement, small objects, debris, and road surfaces that are uneven typically pose little risk to cars and other automobiles.But they can prove dangerous to bikers and lead to grievous motorcycle accidents and injuries. This is why it is important for motorcyclists to have a clear … [Read more...]

Brake Safety Concerns Trigger Recall of 250,000 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently gave a recall notice for a range of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The NHTSA has expressed a concern that bike owners are not following the recommended maintenance schedule to change the brake fluid of their motorcycle every two years.Brake fluid that becomes too old tends to gather moisture from the air, which makes it less … [Read more...]

The Growing Trend of More Women Owning And Riding Motorcycles

Female motorcycle riders are changing the two-wheel riding culture in the US. While the traditional brands in motorcycles are going through a downturn, ridership continues to rise – thanks to American women who are now firmly in the driving seat.According to a 2015 motorcycle owner survey by the MIC (Motorcycle Industry Council), women now account for 14 percent of all motorcycle owners in the … [Read more...]

What Evidence to Collect after a Motorcycle Crash

When a motorcycle crash occurs, you should collect pertinent information in order to protect yourself from being blamed when it was not your fault and in order to have as much information as possible to hold the at-fault party accountable.Here are some of the things you may want to collect after a motorcycle crash:Your helmet—Photograph your helmet at the scene and have the police note … [Read more...]

Compensation for Injured Motorcyclists

When tragedy strikes, you deserve to understand your rights. After a motorcyclist suffers an injury--whether its due to negligence or recklessness of another person—he or she will likely want to know what damages can be recovered.While an injured person is entitled to recover damages caused by another’s wrongful actions, there is no magic formula or set amount for a particular type of injury … [Read more...]

Understanding Motorcycle Insurance

In Ohio, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle without insurance or other proof of financial responsibility. That includes motorcycles.  However, motorcycle owners sometimes make the common mistake of believing their standard auto insurance will suffice.  While standard auto insurance is necessary for cars, motorcyclists are required to carry specific motorcycle coverage.  Before you decide on … [Read more...]

Passengers, Cargo, and Darkness Are All Special Riding Situations for Motorcyclists

Riding with a passenger or cargo requires significant experience because the additional (and sometimes unexpected shifting of) weight affects the motorcycle’s handling, balance, acceleration, and braking. Night and group riding present certain hazards as well.Motorcyclists can stay safe by being aware of and taking steps to manage the special risks associated with these riding … [Read more...]

Special Hazardous Situations Demand Motorcyclists Attention

Motorcyclists - and everyone else on the road - should be thinking about safety above all else. An active mental strategy, as well as physical skills, is essential for staying safe when hazards present themselves.This blog discusses tactics for handling certain hazards presented by:• Rain • Wind • Animals • Roadway Conditions (Slippery and/or Dangerous Surfaces) Rain Almost every … [Read more...]

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