Daytime Use Of Headlight
Periodic Safety Inspection
65 MPH Speed Limit
REGION VIII : Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont
DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF CLOTHING OR CLUB MEMBERSHIP IS ILLEGAL
Article I, Section 11 of the New York State Constitution states "that
no person shall be denied the equal protection of the laws of this state
or any subdivision thereof." Article 4, Section 40 of the Civil Rights
Law provides that "all persons within the jurisdiction of this state
shall be entitled to the full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities
and privileges of any places of public accommodations, resort or amusement
subject only to the conditions and limitations established by law and
applicable alike to all persons." The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled
that individuals have the constitutional right under the First Amendment
to wear clothing which displays writing or designs. Cohen v. California,
403 US 15 (1971). In addition, the right of an individual to freedom of
association has long been recognized and protected by the United States
Supreme Court Thus, a person's right to wear the clothing of his choice,
as well as his right to belong to any club or organization his choice
is constitutionally protected, and persons or establishments who discriminate
on the basis of clothing or club membership are subject to lawsuit.
Don't subject yourself to civil and criminal penalties and to expensive
and time consuming lawsuits. Don't discriminate against people wearing
colors or motorcycle attire.
Motorcycles are becoming more popular nationwide. Unfortunately, the number
of motorcycle accidents are on the rise, both nationally and in New York
state. The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has released statistics
that point to nearly 5,000 motorcycle accidents in the year 2005 alone.
Each New York motorcycle accident has a physical and financial cost to
riders - and if you're going to risk the often-treacherous
road, it's a good idea to know your legal obligations and rights
before you ride.
New York has many state-specific motorcycle laws, including a compulsory
helmet and eye protection law for all ages, a requirement to carry liability
insurance at all times, and obligations to undergo periodic safety inspections.
In addition, anyone wishing to operate a motorcycle in New York state
must possess a Class M or MJ driver license. You must complete a motorcycle
road test before obtaining your New York motorcycle license, though this
requirement may be waived if you complete a motorcycle safety course.
While driver education and practice are essential for safe motorcycle operation,
accidents are common. Individual factors such as experience levels, fatigue,
drug or alcohol use, mechanics and weather conditions can contribute to
accidents, and other motorists can also cause problems on the road. Since
not all drivers are aware of motorcycle laws and some ignore the presence
of motorcycles on the road altogether, it's important to be alert
and aware at all times.
If an accident does happen, remain calm and gather as much information
at the accident scene as possible. Don't sign any paperwork or deal
with an insurance company directly if at all possible. Instead, hire an
experienced New York motorcycle accident attorney to help protect your
rights and assess your case. Depending on the scope and severity of your
injuries and or property damage, you could have a claim for a significant
financial settlement designed to offset the costs of your medical care,
physical therapy, lost wages, and/or future medical expenses.
Don't trust just any attorney to take on your New York motorcycle
accident case. Instead, seek out a lawyer who rides. Richard M. Lester
and the attorneys of AIM (Aid to Injured Motorcyclists) understand the
road - and the law. They're committed to helping injured bikers
protect their rights and recover money for their injuries - and
they've collected over
$200 million on behalf of injured riders. It's easy to get in contact with the
best lawyers on the road - just call AIM at 800-ON-A-BIKE for your
free consultation today.
All money from will go directly toward fighting adverse motorcycle legislation.
Copyright © Law Offices of Richard M. Lester, ALC. All rights reserved.