Motorcycle Rules and Regulations


Safety Helmet: 40-6-315 Required by law. (a) No person shall operate or ride upon a motorcycle unless he or she is wearing protective headgear which complies with standards established by the commissioner of motor vehicle safety.

State Funded Rider Ed: Available for all eligible applicants

Eye Protection: Required by law unless equipped with windscreen

Daytime Use of Headlight: Required by law-modulating headlight permitted

Passenger Seat: Required if carrying a passenger

Passenger Footrest: Required if carrying a passenger

Passenger Age Restriction: None

Helmet Speakers: To be used for communication purposes only

Periodic Safety Inspection: None

Mirror Left(L) Right(R): One required by law

Radar Detector: No Restriction

Turn Signals: Not Required on motorcycles manufactured prior to January 1, 1972 40-8-25(b).

Muffler: No accoustical criteria.

Maximum Sound Level: No acoustical criteria.

State Insurance Requirements: 33-7-11 (a)(1) No automobile liability policy or motor vehicle liability policy shall be issued ... unless it contains an endorsement or provisions undertaking to pay the insured all sums which said insured shall be legally entitled to recover as damages from the owner or operator of an uninsured motor vehicle, within limits exclusive of interests and costs which at the option of the insured shall be: (A) Not less than $25,000.00 because of bodily injury to or death of one person in any one accident, and, subject to such limit for one person, $50,000.00 because of bodily injury to or death of two or more persons in any one accident, and $25,000.00 because of injury to or destruction of property...

Handlebar Height: Maximum of 15" above seat

Rider-Education Waiver: Skill & Knowledge Test

Accept Motorcycle Endorsement From Other States: Yes

Accept Rider Ed Completion Card From Other States: N/A

Motorcycles operating two abreast in same lane: Yes. 40-6-312 - (d) Motorcycles shall not be operated more than two abreast in a single lane.

Lane Splitting: 40-6-312 (b) The operator of a motorcycle shall not overtake and pass in the same lane occupied by the vehicle being overtaken. (c) No person shall operate a motorcycle between lanes of traffic or between adjacent lines or rows of vehicles.

Lemon Law Coverage: No


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