Motorcycles have been granted all of the rights and responsibilities of other motor vehicles on the roadways of Mississippi, and drivers of cars should stay alert, off of their cell phones and on the lookout for other vehicles as they drive, change lanes, or make turns on Mississippi roadways. More Mississippi Motorcycle Wrecks will occur if drivers do not pay attention or take precautions.
Motorcycle wrecks carry with them a higher rate of death or injury than other auto wrecks. Individuals who are in motorcycle wrecks have a higher percentage chance of serious injury and death. Mississippi Motorcycle Wrecks are just as fatal even though Mississippi has enacted a Motorcycle Helmet Law.
63-7-64. Motorcycle Crash Helmets. :
“No person shall operate or ride upon any motorcycle or motor scooter upon the public roads or highways of this state unless such person is wearing on his or her head a crash helmet of the type and design inspected and approved by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators. . . .”
Every other vehicle on the road has a size advantage over a motorcycle. Wrecks that a motorcycle is involved in could involve major medical bills, paralysis or death. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Mississippi Motorcycle Wreck, our attorneys offer free consultations to discuss your wreck.
If you hold or are applying for a Mississippi driver license and want to operate a motorcycle, there is a special license endorsement called the motorcycle endorsement which involves written tests and driving skills tests. For more information see the Mississippi Department of Public Safety Website. Here.