Motorcyclists often find themselves facing challenges that non riders wouldn't even consider. Often a rider doesn't think about the legal issues until it's too late. This comprehensive guide, Motorcyclists Legal Handbook, with information compiled and placed in one easy to use reference book is a "must have" addition to any rider's library.
Author and veteran rider, Pat Hahn gives you all the information you need to keep your record clean and walks you through the process of defending yourself in court if the need ever arises.
In his introduction, Hahn reminds us that “A clean driving record is a key element to enjoyable motorcycling that many riders overlook. Understandably, avoiding administrative hassles isn’t on anyone’s priority list, but when dings on your record pile up, they have a way of separating motorcyclists from the activity they love. A traffic stop is embarrassing and time consuming, and it takes the fun out of an otherwise great day of riding. Paying for something like a speeding ticket (known as “entertainment tax” in some circles) cuts into the fun of spending money on tires, gas, food, and those cool little hotels in the mountains."
Allowing too many traffic convictions to pile up on your record has a way of taking all the fun out of riding. You may end up being forced to park your bike for weeks or months because you’re no longer legal in the eyes of the law. It doesn’t have to be that way. The Motorcyclist’s Legal Handbook is an easy to navigate, state by state breakdown of all the key rules and regulations that motorcyclists must abide by if they want to stay ticket free while traveling in different states. From the myriad licensing requirements and restrictions that vary from state to state to the issue of anti-motorcycle bias among law enforcement officials, Motorcyclist’s Legal Handbook suggests how to keep from being noticed (and pulled over) and tells you exactly what to do if you are pulled over.
Excerpts from Motorcyclist’s Legal Handbook
"You should assume that violations in other states will be reported back to your state."
"A handful of states-eleven, at last count-have devised legislative solutions to the problem of motorcyclists sitting at a red light indefinitely because their bikes went undetected by the sensors."
"You should have two fenders on your bike, front and rear, to be covered in every state."
"Probably not on the forefront of most motorcyclists’ minds, but something to be aware of, is the 15 or so states that have something to say about using earphones or headphones."