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Colorado Motorcycle Law Reminders

Posted on: October 29th, 2022

The state of Colorado has enacted a variety of motorcycle laws to protect the safety of riders. At Pushchak Law, we’re committed to promoting motorcycle safety, and we believe it’s important to refresh your knowledge of these laws occasionally to ensure you are up to date on the rules of the road. Below is a summary of the current Colorado motorcycle laws.

Helmet Laws

Motorcycle riders under age 18 are required to wear a helmet. While helmets aren’t required for individuals age 18 and older, we strongly recommend that all riders wear one. Helmets have been proven to significantly reduce the risk of serious brain injuries and death in the event of a motorcycle accident.

Eye protection is mandatory for all motorcycle riders and passengers. The Colorado Department of Transportation recommends helmet visors as the most effective form of eye protection. Goggles or eyeglasses with lenses made of plastic or safety glass are also considered adequate. Motorcycle windshields are not accepted as valid eye protection.

Motorcycle Equipment Laws

Police officers are legally allowed to perform random safety inspections on your motorcycle, so it’s important to adhere to the following equipment laws:

Laws Governing Motorcycle Passengers

motorcycle passenger lawsIf you have passengers riding on your motorcycle, you must adhere to the following laws:

Traffic Laws

Make sure you adhere to the following traffic laws when riding a motorcycle:

Obtaining a Motorcycle License in Colorado

You must have a valid driver’s license with a motorcycle endorsement to legally ride a motorcycle in Colorado. To obtain a motorcycle endorsement, you must:

If you’re under the age of 18, there are several additional requirements to obtain a motorcycle endorsement:

In addition, riders under the age of 18 must ride under the supervision of someone over the age of 21 who has a valid motorcycle license.

Motorcycle Insurance Laws

Denver motorcycle accident attorneyAs with any other vehicle, you are required to have insurance for your motorcycle. Uninsured riders may face the following penalties:

First Offense

Second Offense

Third Offense

Learn more about Colorado motorcycle insurance coverage requirements.

Pushchak Law Can Help if You’re Injured in a Motorcycle Accident

While these laws have been established to improve safety on the road, it’s impossible to eliminate safety risks entirely. Accidents happen even when drivers are diligently following the rules and driving carefully. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by the negligence of another driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Pushchak Law can help you recover the compensation you deserve.

At Puschak Law, we’ve made motorcycle accident cases a focus of our practice. This specialization has enabled Mr. Pushchak to develop a level of expertise in this area of law that very few other attorneys possess. You’ll also benefit from our exclusive Informed Decisions Approach™ which has been developed to ensure you receive the best outcome for your case. As part of this approach, you can count on working with a lawyer who:

Mr. Pushchak is committed to helping you move on with your life after this devastating accident. He’ll focus all of his energy on recovering the compensation you deserve so that you can focus your energy on healing.

Contact us to schedule a free consultation. Pushchak Law serves clients in Denver and the surrounding areas of Colorado.

Brian Pushchak | Personal Injury Law Firm Denver, CO
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