New Hampshire Motorcycle Safety Laws
Driving a motorcycle on the open road can be an exhilarating experience. But despite the freedom that accompanies motorcycling, riding a motorcycle also subjects the driver and passenger to numerous safety risks. For one, a motorcycle is an open vehicle which can allow the rider(s) to be struck directly on his or her body or be thrown off from impact due to a motor vehicle collision. Also, motorcycle drivers are less protected against the forces of nature like wind and rain, and this can affect their vision and judgment during driving.
In line with addressing the safety risks of motorcycles and mopeds, each state has its own laws about licensing motorcycles and their drivers. There are slight variations but the fact remains that the laws aim to protect motorcyclists, maximize their safety while on the road, and help prevent motorcycle accidents especially with other vehicles.
The following pertain to safety rules for drivers of motorcycles and mopeds under New Hampshire’s jurisdiction.
Driver Age and Licensing. Motorcycle drivers aged 12 and up must have a driver’s/operator’s license and rider education certificate. Those under age 14 must be accompanied by a licensed motorcyclist who is at least 18 years of age.
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