Motorcycle Insurance LocalMotorcycle Insurance Local
Comprehensive Local Motorcycle Insurance Guide

Washington Motorcycle Insurance

Motorcycle Licenses in Washington

^ Applicants must pass a special examination including a written examination and a road test before being [Read More]

Affordable Motorcycle Insurance in Washington, VA

^ Click here to compare Washington Motorcycle Insurance options now & find a motorcycle insurance plan.

Motorcycle Laws in Washington

^ Operators and any passengers thereon must wear protective helmets. [Read More]

Motorcycle Insurance Providers in Washington, VA

Washington, VA Motorcycle Insurance

Washington, VA Motorcycle Insurance

Motorcycle Insurance Coverage Requirements in Washington


  • Minimum Liability Limits in Washington, VA: 25/50/20 [2]
    • 25  Required coverage up to $25,000 for one individual injured in an accident
    • 50  Required coverage up to $50,000 for all persons injured in an accident
    • 20  Required coverage up to $20,000 for property damage in an accident

  • Insurer Verification of Insurance in Washington [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.
    • Insurer must verify randomly selected insurance policies upon request.
    • 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.

Washington Motorcycle Insurance Liability Requirements

Required Motorcycle Insurance Coverage in Washington

Mandatory motorcycle insurance coverage for riders in the state of Washington, VA.

  • Motorcycle Insurance Requirements in Washington [2]
    • Bodily injury liability coverage
    • Property damage liability coverage
    • Uninsured motorist coverage
    • Underinsured motorist coverage
    • Note: It is compulsory to buy physical damage insurance or pay an Uninsured Motorists Vehicle (UMV) fee to the state Department of Motor Vehicles.

Motorcycle Helmet Laws in Washington

    • Motorcycle helmets required for all riders. [3]

Motorcycle Insurance Laws & Regulations in Washington, VA

Motorcycle License Regulations in Washington, VA [3]

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

Motorcycle License Laws in Washington
  • Motorcycle License Laws in Washington
    • Applicants must pass a special examination including a written examination and a road test before being issued a license.
    • A motorcycle written or road test may be waived for licensed members, spouses of a member, or dependents of a member of the United States Armed Services who has successfully completed a basic motorcycle rider course approved by the United States Armed Services.

Motorcycle Equipment Laws in Washington, VA [3]

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

  • Motorcycle Equipment Laws in Washington
    • Operators and any passengers thereon must wear protective helmets.
    • Every person operating a motorcycle must wear a face shield, safety glasses, or goggles, or have his motorcycle equipped with safety glass or a windshield, at all times while operating the vehicle.
    • Each passenger is required to have a permanently affixed seat and footrest.
    • Handlebars may not be higher than 15 inches above the level of the motorcycle's seat.
    • There is no passenger age restriction in the state of Virginia.

Rider & Driver Facts in Washington, VA

Rider & Driver Facts in Washington, VA

Washington Accident Reporting Regulations

  • Accident Reporting in Washington [3]
    • Crashes are required to be immediately reported in cases of death or injury.
    • Crashes are required to be immediately reported when property damage exceeds $1,000.

Washington Highway Facts

  • Speed Limits in Washington [2]
    • Rural interstates: 70 mph
    • Urban interstates: 70 mph
    • Other roads: 55 mph
  • Consumption of Motor Fuel in VA [4]
    • Virginia ranked 12th in the U.S. in 2011 in total motor fuel consumption.

Washington Motorcycle Registrations

  • Registered Riders in VA [5]
    • In 2012, Virginia totaled 199,489 motorcycles registrations.
    • This number ranks 15th in the United States by state (including Washington, D.C.).
    • Note: VA ranked 11th in the nation in total auto registrations (all vehicle types) in 2011.

Additional information about Virginia

About Washington

The town of Washington (Virginia) has an approximate population of 135 and is located in Rappahannock County. [6]

VA Motorcycle Insurance

Washington, VA Motorcycle Insurance

To learn more about about Motorcycle Insurance in Washington, or for additional resources related to Washington Motorcycle Insurance, visit the Virginia 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 VA

References

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

2. ^ Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

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

4. ^ U.S. Department of Transportation

5. ^ Federal Highway Administration

6. ^ United States Census Bureau (2010)