Helmet: All riders and passengers are required to wear a helmet.
Handlebars: Your motorcycle’s handlebars cannot be more than 15 inches higher than your seat.
Mirrors: Your motorcycle must have at least one mirror; it can be on either the left or right side.
Headlights: Your motorcycle must have a modulating daytime headlight.
Passenger seat and foot pegs: All passengers must have a dedicated seat and footrests or foot pegs.
Lane sharing: A maximum of two motorcycles are permitted to share the same lane.
Lane splitting: Lane splitting is illegal in Alabama, as are any other maneuvers that involve weaving in and out of traffic.
You’re required to carry motorcycle insurance in Alabama, and you’ll need to show proof of insurance when registering your motorcycle. These requirements include bodily injury liability and property damage liability.
Here are the minimum insurance coverages to legally ride in Alabama:
$25,000 for bodily injury liability per person
$50,000 for bodily injury liability for two or more persons
$25,000 for property damage liability
Keep in mind that if you’re involved in an accident in which the resulting damages exceed these required minimums, you could end up paying the remainder out of pocket. Selecting higher motorcycle insurance limits can help protect you and your assets.
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Yes. In addition to the minimum liability insurance coverages listed above, we offer several optional coverages at affordable rates, including:
If you need repairs after your motorcycle is damaged by something other than a collision, comprehensive motorcycle insurance can help you with the costs. This coverage can apply to events like theft, vandalism, and even hail damage.
Approximately 12 percent of drivers nationwide are uninsured. And in Alabama, the uninsured rate is even higher, at 19.5 percent. That means nearly one out of every five motorists you encounter as you ride through Alabama is uninsured. What would happen if you were involved in an accident with one of those uninsured drivers?
In cases like these, UM insurance can help cover bodily injury costs and other expenses that would normally be covered by an insured at-fault driver’s policy.
At Dairyland, we offer a range of money-saving motorcycle insurance discounts. Here are some of the discounts available to Alabama riders:
Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) member
Operator safety course
Motorcycle rider group
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Ready to hop on your bike and enjoy all that Alabama has to offer? Ride with the peace of mind that comes with a custom motorcycle insurance policy. Give us a call at 866-324-7952 to get started.