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New Bedford Motorcycle Insurance

Motorcycle Licenses in New Bedford

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Motorcycle Laws in New Bedford

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Motorcycle Insurance Providers in New Bedford, MA

New Bedford, MA Motorcycle Insurance

New Bedford, MA Motorcycle Insurance

Motorcycle Insurance Coverage Requirements in New Bedford


  • Minimum Liability Limits in New Bedford, MA: 20/40/5 [2]
    • 20  Required coverage up to $20,000 for one individual injured in an accident
    • 40  Required coverage up to $40,000 for all persons injured in an accident
    • 5  Required coverage up to $5,000 for property damage in an accident

  • Insurer Verification of Insurance in New Bedford [2]
    • Insurer must notify Department of Motor Vehicles or other state agency of cancellation or nonrenewal.
    • 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.

New Bedford Motorcycle Insurance Liability Requirements

Required Motorcycle Insurance Coverage in New Bedford

Mandatory motorcycle insurance coverage for riders in the state of New Bedford, MA.

  • Motorcycle Insurance Requirements in New Bedford [2]
    • Bodily injury liability coverage
    • Property damage liability coverage
    • Uninsured motorist coverage
    • Underinsured motorist coverage
    • Personal injury protection coverage

Motorcycle Helmet Laws in New Bedford

    • Motorcycle helmets required for all riders. [3]

Motorcycle Insurance Laws & Regulations in New Bedford, MA

Motorcycle License Regulations in New Bedford, MA [3]

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

Motorcycle License Laws in New Bedford
  • Motorcycle License Laws in New Bedford
    • Class M: A motorcycle or any other motor vehicle having a seat or saddle for the rider and designed to travel with no more than 3 wheels in contact with the ground.
    • To minimize the risk and maximize the fun of motorcycling, the Registry of Motor Vehicles sponsors the Massachusetts Rider Education Program (MREP).
    • Junior Operators (under the age of 18) are required to complete the MREP basic rider course (which includes a motorcycle skills test) to get a motorcycle license in addition to the requirements needed to obtain a Junior Operator Class D License.

Motorcycle Equipment Laws in New Bedford, MA [3]

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

  • Motorcycle Equipment Laws in New Bedford
    • Every operator of or rider on a motorcycle must wear protective headgear and eye-goggles if motorcycle is not equipped with a windshield or screen.
    • Motorcyclists are exempt from wearing protective headgear when participating in a parade.
    • Passenger footrest required if carrying a passenger.
    • Every motorcycle must be equipped with either a split service brake system or 2 independently actuated service brake systems.
    • Every motorcycle must be equipped with 1 white headlamp, 1 red rear lamp, 1 rear stop lamp, and a registration plate illuminator.

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Motorcycle Insurance in New Bedford

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Motorcycle Dealers in New Bedford

Dealerships selling new and/or used motorcycles locally in or near New Bedford, MA.


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Motorcycle Training in New Bedford

Companies offering motorcycle training in or near New Bedford, MA.

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Rider & Driver Facts in New Bedford, MA

Rider & Driver Facts in New Bedford, MA

New Bedford Accident Reporting Regulations

  • Accident Reporting in New Bedford [3]
    • Crashes are required to be reported in cases of death, injury, or if property damage exceeds $1000.
    • The deadline to file a report is 5 days.

New Bedford Highway Facts

  • Speed Limits in New Bedford [2]
    • Rural interstates: 65 mph
    • Urban interstates: 65 mph
    • Other roads: 55 mph
  • Consumption of Motor Fuel in MA [4]
    • Massachusetts ranked 21st in the U.S. in 2011 in total motor fuel consumption.

New Bedford Motorcycle Registrations

  • Registered Riders in MA [5]
    • In 2012, Massachusetts totaled 124,121 motorcycles registrations.
    • This number ranks 25th in the United States by state (including Washington, D.C.).
    • Note: MA ranked 15th in the nation in total auto registrations (all vehicle types) in 2011.

Household Income in New Bedford, MA

Income: New Bedford vs. Massachusetts

Median household income in New Bedford, MA is $12,935, which is approximately 82 percent less than the median income of $71,021 in the state of Massachusetts overall. [6]


New Bedford, MA Income Breakdown

The city of New Bedford has a median household income of $12,935, versus $71,021 for the entire state of Massachusetts and versus $58,283 for the entire U.S. Approximately 13 percent of all households in New Bedford have an income below poverty level. [6]



Income: New Bedford vs. Nation

The New Bedford, MA median household income of $12,935 is approximately 78 percent less than the $58,283 median income for the U.S. in its entirety. [6]


Additional information about Massachusetts

About New Bedford

The city of New Bedford (Massachusetts) has an approximate population of 95,072 and is located in Bristol County. [6]

MA Motorcycle Insurance

New Bedford, MA Motorcycle Insurance

To learn more about about Motorcycle Insurance in New Bedford, or for additional resources related to New Bedford Motorcycle Insurance, visit the Massachusetts Department of Insurance.

Did you know?

In 2013, 88,000 motorcyclists were injured, down 5.4% from 93,000 in 2012 (Insurance Information Institute)

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References

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

2. ^ Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

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

4. ^ U.S. Department of Transportation

5. ^ Federal Highway Administration

6. ^ United States Census Bureau (2010)