The State of California Department of Motor Vehicles requires motorcyclists to hold insurance. By law, motorcycle drivers must have liability coverage for damage to property, injury and death. Once you purchaseCalifornia motorcycle insurance you may want to keep your insurance card with you when you ride your motorcycle as you will need to present it to law enforcement officials in the event of an accident or traffic violation. California law requires motorcyclists and their passengers to wear safety helmets while riding.
According to California DMV regulations, in order to drive a motorcycle in California, you will need an M1 class driver’s license. There are other requirements for motorcyclists including obtaining a DL44 form, completing it and returning it to the California DMV. You will be asked to give a fingerprint, pass a vision test, and provide proof that you passed the state motorcycle safety course. The course may be available at your local DMV office. It is also required that you pass a written traffic laws and signs test, and a motorcycle laws test.
Motorcycles may pose some safety issues over and above those of automobiles, but observing all laws and safety precautions may reduce your chances of accident and injury. Contact your agent to find out what you need to do to obtain California motorcycle insurance so that you will be financially protected in the event of an accident.