Since May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, we at Bottlinger Law L.L.C. want to share safety tips and information with our Omaha community.
Motorcycle helmet laws have always been a highly debated and controversial issue, and both sides have very strong opinions. On one hand, helmets provide a common-sense shield that helps prevent serious head trauma and death. On the other hand, many (even a high percentage of those who do wear helmets) feel it is a freedom-of-choice issue, and that the law should not require anyone to wear a helmet. These bikers are quite adamant about this freedom, and will probably forever be fighting for their right to breeze down the freeway at 80 miles per hour with nothing but the wind in their hair.
Lane splitting may seem like an easy way to get through a traffic jam, but it is incredibly dangerous. Weaving through traffic by going between vehicles can get you ticketed. You could also end up seriously injured if someone doesn’t see you and changes lanes.
You could also be held at least partially liable for any injuries or damages caused by your lane splitting, so think twice!
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