Charleston, South Carolina is a very busy city with various kinds of traffic. Between locals driving their daily commute, to trucks on the interstate, and motorcycles cruising, the roads are heavily trafficked.
Many ride motorcycles as their main source of transportation while others ride for pleasure. Between all of the traffic, accidents are bound to happen. Those riding a motorcycle often see much worse injuries and damages when they are in an accident and unfortunately, many motorcycle accidents happen all the time.
When drivers are obeying the laws and paying attention, less accidents will happen.
Are South Carolina traffic laws different for motorcycles?
Motorcycle laws in South Carolina are very similar to the laws for cars. Bikers must follow all the laws that a car driver would follow but have a few more requirements. The initial difference is that bikers must obtain a South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles Class M license in order to ride.
Drivers under the age of 21 must also wear a helmet in South Carolina. Those who are over the age of 21 are not required to wear a helmet although they prove to be helpful and reduce injuries in many accidents. If you ride motorcycles, it is highly recommended that you wear a helmet because you never know if it could save your life.
For other motorcycle laws and regulations, you may find a copy of the SC Motorcycle Manual inside the SC Driver's Manual online or at your local DMV.
Have You Been Injured In A South Carolina Motorcycle Accident?
If you've been injured in motorcycle accident you need to speak with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Conway, South Carolina office directly at 843.248.7486 to schedule your consultation. We are also able to meet clients at our Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, Mt. Pleasant, Columbia, North Myrtle Beach or North Charleston office locations.