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Motorcycle Riders
At Jeffrey Glassman Injury Lawyers, our firm is dedicated to safeguarding the rights and well-being of motorcyclists, we deeply appreciate the sense of freedom that follows the open road on two wheels. As advocates for personal freedom, we recognize the joy and unique experience that motorcycle riding provides.

However, it is crucial to acknowledge the importance of safety and the need to abide by the law. Understanding the inherent risks of riding a motorcycle, we stand alongside the motorcycling community while ensuring that safety remains paramount. 

By requiring riders to wear helmets, Massachusetts aims to reduce the severity of head injuries that can occur in the event of a motorcycle accident. With each ride, motorcyclists embrace a certain level of vulnerability, making adopting safety practices that minimize the risk of life-altering injuries crucial. Wearing a helmet is not only an act of personal responsibility but also a commitment of motorcyclists to prioritize their well-being and that of their fellow riders.

In the Commonwealth, pursuant to Title XIV, Chapter 90 of the Massachusetts General Laws (MGL), which is part of the Public Ways and Works regulations, everyone who operates a motorcycle, rides on a motorcycle as a passenger, or is riding in a sidecar mounted on the side of a motorcycle must wear protective head gear.

Boston Motorcycle Accident LawyerThere is no description of what the protective head gear must be other than it must conform with the requirements as set forth in the regulations of the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV).  This currently includes a helmet approved for use on a motorcycle and some form of eye protection. This can include a windshield on the bike unless you have an instructional (learner’s) permit.  If you have an instructional permit, then eye protection is required.  This can include goggles or a visor on the helmet.  However, it should be noted that if you have a flip-up visor on your helmet, it must be down when you are riding, or the police can, and often will, pull you over and issue you a fine for not complying with safety laws. Continue reading

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports there are 8.4 million registered motorcycles in the U.S., with an increase of about 13,000 in a recent single year. motorcycle

In Massachusetts, according to, there are approximately 159,000 registered motorcycles in the state, which ranks it 21st for motorcycles – even though it ranks only 14th in population.

Simply put: Massachusetts loves motorcycles. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and our Boston motorcycle accident attorneys want to drive home a few points – whether you have been riding for years or just starting.  Continue reading

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