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Motorcycle Licenses in San Francisco

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Motorcycle Laws in San Francisco

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Motorcycle Insurance Providers in San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA Motorcycle Insurance

San Francisco, CA Motorcycle Insurance

Motorcycle Insurance Coverage Requirements in San Francisco


  • Minimum Liability Limits in San Francisco, CA: 15/30/5 [2]
    • 15  Required coverage up to $15,000 for one individual injured in an accident
    • 30  Required coverage up to $30,000 for all persons injured in an accident
    • 5  Required coverage up to $5,000 for property damage in an accident
    • Note: CA has a California Automobile Assigned Risk Plan for low-income drivers with low-cost policy limits of $10,000/$20,000/$3,000.

  • Insurer Verification of Insurance in San Francisco [2]
    • Insurer must notify Department of Motor Vehicles or other state agency of cancellation or nonrenewal.
    • Insurer must verify financial responsibility or insurance after an accident or arrest.
    • Insurers must submit entire list of insurance in effect, which may be compared with registrations at a state agency. Also known as a computer data law.

San Francisco Motorcycle Insurance Liability Requirements

Required Motorcycle Insurance Coverage in San Francisco

Mandatory motorcycle insurance coverage for riders in the state of San Francisco, CA.

  • Motorcycle Insurance Requirements in San Francisco [2]
    • Bodily injury liability coverage
    • Property damage liability coverage

Motorcycle Helmet Laws in San Francisco

    • Motorcycle helmets required for all riders. [3]

Motorcycle Insurance Laws & Regulations in San Francisco, CA

Motorcycle License Regulations in San Francisco, CA [3]

Detailed information about San Francisco laws and regulations regarding obtaining and maintaining a motorcycle license in the state.

Motorcycle License Laws in San Francisco
  • Motorcycle License Laws in San Francisco
    • Motorcycles may be operated by holders of instruction permits who are at least 15 years and 6 months old and have completed both an approved driver education course and a driver training course, or by holders of instruction permits who are at least 17 years and 6 months old.
    • Motorcycles may not be operated by either instruction permit holder after dark or on freeways and may not carry passengers.
    • Class M1 or M2 licenses shall not be issued to persons under 21 unless they provide evidence of completion of an approved motorcycle safety training program.

Motorcycle Equipment Laws in San Francisco, CA [3]

Various regulations and laws in San Francisco regarding riders and passengers of motorcycles, as well as the equipment used on bikes.

  • Motorcycle Equipment Laws in San Francisco
    • All riders and passengers of motorcycles and mopeds must wear a safety helmet.
    • Eye protection is not required for riders in California.
    • A person shall not drive a two-wheel motorcycle that is equipped with handlebars so positioned that the hands of the driver, when upon the grips, are more than six inches above his or her shoulder height when sitting astride the seat.
    • Motorcycles must have at least 1 mirror located so as to give the driver a view of at least 200 feet to the rear of the vehicle.
    • Motorcycles must have 1 or 2 head-lamps that turn on automatically when the engine is started and remain lighted while the engine is running.

Local Companies in San Francisco Related to Motorcycle Insurance

Motorcycle Insurance in San Francisco

Companies & agents providing motorcycle insurance services in or near San Francisco, CA.

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Motorcycle Dealers in San Francisco

Dealerships selling new and/or used motorcycles locally in or near San Francisco, CA.


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Motorcycle Training in San Francisco

Companies offering motorcycle training in or near San Francisco, CA.

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Rider & Driver Facts in San Francisco, CA

Rider & Driver Facts in San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Accident Reporting Regulations

  • Accident Reporting in San Francisco [3]
    • Crashes are required to be reported in cases of death or injury or when property damage exceeds $750.
    • Reports must be filed within 10 days.

San Francisco Highway Facts

  • Speed Limits in San Francisco [2]
    • Rural interstates: 70 mph (Trucks: 55 mph)
    • Urban interstates: 65 mph (Trucks: 55 mph)
    • Other roads: 65 mph (Trucks: 55 mph)
  • Consumption of Motor Fuel in CA [4]
    • California ranked 1st in the U.S. in 2011 in total motor fuel consumption.

San Francisco Motorcycle Registrations

  • Registered Riders in CA [5]
    • In 2012, California totaled 787,521 motorcycles registrations.
    • This number ranks 1st in the United States by state (including Washington, D.C.).
    • Note: CA ranked 1st in the nation in total auto registrations (all vehicle types) in 2011.

Household Income in San Francisco, CA

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San Francisco, CA Income Breakdown

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Income: San Francisco vs. Nation

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Additional information about California

About San Francisco

The city of San Francisco (California) has an approximate population of 805,235 and is located in San Francisco County. [6]

CA Motorcycle Insurance

San Francisco, CA Motorcycle Insurance

To learn more about about Motorcycle Insurance in San Francisco, or for additional resources related to San Francisco Motorcycle Insurance, visit the California Department of Insurance.

Did you know?

According to the Insurance Information Institute, there were about 8.5 million motorcycles on the road in 2012.

Additional Cities in CA

References

1. ^ Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCIAA)

2. ^ Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

3. ^ AAA Digest of Motor Laws and/or California DOT

4. ^ U.S. Department of Transportation

5. ^ Federal Highway Administration

6. ^ United States Census Bureau (2010)