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A Motorcyclist Is Legally Allowed to Run a Red Light in North Carolina

  • Posted On: November 27, 2013

Even though many stoplights can only feel like they take an eternity, this almost is the case for some motorcyclists. At certain intersections, the sensors may not be able to read the motorcycle. People on bicycles and mopeds may also suffer from this difficulty. Without “safe-on-red” laws, a motorist may decide to run the red Continue Reading..

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Lane Splitting and Motorcycle Accident Liability

  • Posted On: September 11, 2013

According to North Carolina law, two motorcycles are allowed to share a lane, but the legality of lane splitting is much more subjective. As of now, it is not strictly speaking illegal, but it all depends on how the officer in your case interprets the law. Splitting the lane can be a risky maneuver for Continue Reading..

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Motorcycle Deaths Continue to Rise

  • Posted On: May 1, 2013

While recent statistics are showing an improvement in fatal car accidents on the roads, the exact opposite response is being said for motorcyclists. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) states motorcyclists are among the small group of motorists whose accident rates have not increased over the years. In 2012 there were an estimated 5,000 motorcyclists Continue Reading..

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Motorcycle Safety & Certified Helmets

  • Posted On: March 26, 2013

Riding a motorcycle can be a thrilling experience, one that is liberating and can give you truly the experience of freedom on the road. No other method of transportation can allow you to not be bothered by the sounds of your phone or music, but just to feel the wind crashing on your face, allowing Continue Reading..

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Understanding North Carolina’s Dram Shop Liability Laws

  • Posted On: November 28, 2012

Most people in the state of North Carolina are aware of the fact that they can pursue compensation if they are ever struck and injured by an intoxicated driver—whether they are on a motorcycle, in a car, or walking on the street. What many do not realize, however, is that the drunk driver may not Continue Reading..

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Motorcycle Safety 101

  • Posted On: June 17, 2010

Anytime people are riding motorcycles, it is important that they practice general safety.  It is a well-known fact that when motorcyclists engage in safe riding behavior, they can reduce their chances of being involved in a motorcycle accident.  Below, Whitley Law Firm has provided several motorcycle safety tips: When sharing the road with other motorists, Continue Reading..

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