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Understanding Virginia’s Motorcycle Helmet Laws: What You Need to Know


If you’re a motorcycle rider in Virginia, you may have questions about the state’s helmet laws. In this blog post, we’ll break down everything you need to know about Virginia’s motorcycle helmet laws and offer some tips for staying safe on the road.

What are Virginia’s motorcycle helmet laws?

In Virginia, all riders and passengers are required to wear helmets while riding a motorcycle. 

It’s important to remember that helmets can greatly reduce the risk of serious injury or death in the event of an accident. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, helmets are estimated to be 37% effective in preventing fatal injuries to motorcycle riders.

Tips for staying safe on the road

  1. Always wear protective gear. In addition to a helmet, you should also wear other protective gear such as a jacket, gloves, and boots.
  2. Follow traffic laws. Obeying traffic laws is crucial for staying safe on the road. Always obey speed limits, traffic signals, and other rules of the road.
  3. Be aware of your surroundings. Keep an eye out for other drivers and be aware of your surroundings at all times.
  4. Take a motorcycle safety course. Taking a motorcycle safety course can help you learn important skills and techniques for staying safe on the road.

If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, Obenshain Law Group can help. Our experienced attorneys can help you navigate the legal process and get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.