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Staying Safe During Your Bike Week Visit To South Carolina


Bike rally season in South Carolina is almost here.  What better way to spend the spring than traveling across South Carolina’s coastline on your bike, in the company of old friends and some that you just met, with the smell of the sea breeze only occasionally punctuated by the smell of food cooking in the restaurant you have been reading about before your visit; you want to stay long enough to try them all.  Whether you attend the Spring Bike Rally in the second week of May or Black Bike Week on Memorial Day weekend, or even if you stay for them both, you can stay safe if you use the same common sense and caution that you use when riding your motorcycle in your home state.  Motorcycle laws vary slightly from one state to another, so you can avoid collisions and traffic citations by being aware of the rules specific to South Carolina.  If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident while visiting South Carolina, contact a Columbia motorcycle accident lawyer.

Lane Splitting Is Against the Law in South Carolina

Motorcycles are so small that there is room for two of even the sturdiest bikes to ride next to each other in the same lane of traffic; this would enable twice as many bikes to arrive at a given destination at the same time.  Riding side by side in a lane of traffic, known as lane splitting, is illegal in South Carolina.  Motorcycles can travel on all of the same highways and city streets as cars, but they must drive as if they were cars.  They must ride single file, and the same rules about passing and lane changes apply whether the motor vehicle is a car or a motorcycle.

South Carolina Motorcycle Helmet Laws

If you are younger than 21, you must wear a helmet when riding on a motorcycle in South Carolina.  The motorcycle helmet must have a chin strap, and it must have reflectors on both sides.  The law does not require riders aged 21 or older to wear helmets, but your chances of surviving and avoiding permanent head injury in the event of a collision are much greater if you wear a helmet.

What Happens If You Get Injured While Visiting South Carolina?

If you get injured in a preventable accident while visiting South Carolina, whether or not the accident involves a motorcycle or any other motor vehicle, then any insurance claims or lawsuits you file to get compensation for your accident-related medical bills must be in South Carolina.  Therefore, you should hire a South Carolina personal injury lawyer.  In many cases, it is possible for your lawyer to get you the money you need just by negotiating, without going to trial.

Let Us Help You Today

The car accident lawyers at the Stanley Law Group can help you get the money you need after an accident that occurred while you were visiting South Carolina.  Contact The Stanley Law Group in Columbia, South Carolina or call (803)799-4700 for a free initial consultation.




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