When traveling on the road, there are many different types of vehicles that we encounter. There are different cars, motor homes, motorcycles, and sometimes even bicycles. There can be some confusion when you get into an accident when it comes to an unlicensed vehicle and a non-licensed vehicle. So, what is the difference between an unlicensed vehicle and a non-licensed vehicle?
An unlicensed vehicle, according to code publishing, is any car, truck, van, motor home, camper, trailer, motorcycle, or another vehicle that is not displaying a proper, current proof of licensing from the state of license plate issuance of any vehicle not bearing license plates.
Every car owner needs to make sure they’re following the legal rules of their state. Drivers need to make sure they have a valid driver’s license, proof of liability insurance, and valid vehicle registration. Failure to comply with these rules can lead to traffic citations and fines. When you don’t have valid vehicle registration, you are driving an unlicensed vehicle.
Non-licensed vehicles, however, are different methods of transportation that we see when we’re on the road. Most of these vehicles stick to the sidewalks, but some of them have their lanes on the road. These non-licensed vehicles include skateboards, bicycles, and scooters. These methods of transportation are very common in a lot of areas but can also provide a lot of hazards if the driver isn’t paying attention.
Typically, these methods of transportation each have their lanes on the road that drivers should adhere to when they’re out on the road. If a bicycle ever ventures out of its designated lane, however, the road can become crowded. Any sort of distraction can cause an accident and endanger lives. For this reason, it’s important for both non-licensed vehicle drivers and car drivers to make sure they’re fully focused on the road in front of them and where they’re going.
Most of the time driver accidents are caused by smartphone usage and the driver isn’t paying full attention to the road in front of them. Even a split second of distraction can lead to an accident.
Encountering a non-licensed vehicle shouldn’t be a problem unless you end up in an accident with one. If you are ever in an accident with a non-licensed vehicle, make sure you look for the right kind of representation. To ensure you are properly protected, you should consult a lawyer and he or she can advise you on whether or not you can file a non-licensed vehicle lawsuit.