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Obtaining a license to ride in New Jersey

Riding a motorcycle on the open road is a thrilling endeavour that many of us long to experience. However, obtaining a license to drive one involves numerous tests. New Jersey is one of a few states in the nation that has revamped its motorcycle licensing regulations significantly in recent years. This can include the passing of a riding test with the States Motor Vehicle Commission as well as passing vision and knowledge tests on a bike that's similar in size to the type riders will be using once they are licensed.


New Jersey, as well as many other states across the U.S., takes motorcycle education and licensing very seriously. This is due largely in part to the fact that the level and type of injury sustained in a crash is greatly increased when you are riding a motorcycle. The chances of catastrophic injuries occurring as a result of a motorcycle collision such as a brain injury goes up significantly without the added protection provided by other types of vehicles. It's no secret that motorcycles lack modern safety features found in cars and trucks, however, the most important feature of all is rider training.

While riding a motorcycle can be a lot of fun, without proper instruction on how to handle them, those riders not only put themselves in danger but others as well. Like with all things, experience is paramount to understanding how to operate a piece of machinery properly. This experience can be gained through instructional and practical means and a combination of classes and time on the road will significantly reduce the chances of losing control of the bike as you feel the rush of the wind wash over you.

As with all types of motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents can still happen to even the most prepared driver. If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident it can leave you not only with physical injuries but financial losses as well. Compensation beyond what insurance covers may be available to you to help you get back on the road as quickly as possible.

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