State Laws

Pomona Valley HOG

 

Go to the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Website to check for updates to this information and to get information on maximum sound level.


Alabama: Helmet required; lane splitting in not allowed; riding two abreast in same lane allowed; eye protection is not required; maximum handlebar height is 15" above seat.


Alaska: Helmet required for operator under 18 years of age, required for all passengers regardless of age; lane splitting is not allowed; riding two abreast in the same lane is allowed; eye protection is required unless bike is equipped with windscreen which is 15" or higher above handlebars; maximum handlebar height is 15" above seat.


Arizona: Helmet required for all operators and passengers under 18 years of age; lane splitting is not allowed; riding two abreast in same lane is allowed; eye protection is required unless bike is equipped with windscreen; handlebars may not be above shoulder height of operator while astride the motorcycle.


Arkansas: Helmet required under 21 years of age; lane splitting is not referenced in Administrative Code or Statutes; riding two abreast in same lane is not referenced in Administrative Code or Statutes; eye protection required; no restrictions on handlebar height.


California: Helmet required; lane splitting authorized per California Highway Patrol (CHP), guidelines have been removed; riding two abreast in same lane is not reference in Administrative Code or Statutes; eye protection is not required, handlebars may not be more than 6" above shoulder height of operator.


Colorado: Helmet required under 18 years of age; lane splitting is not allowed, riding two abreast in same lane is allowed; eye protection required by law; no restrictions on handlebar height.


Connecticut: Helmet required for anyone under 18 years of age, required for permit holders; lane splitting is not allowed, riding two abreast in the same lane is allowed; eye protection is required unless bike is equipped with windscreen; handlebar height must not be above shoulder height of operator.


Delaware: All operators and passengers must have an approved helmet in their possession, riders up to 19 years of age must wear helmet; lane splitting is not allowed; riding two abreast in the same lane is not referenced in Adminisitrative Code or Statutes; eye protection is required; no restrictions on handlebar height.


District of Columbia: Helmet is required; lane splitting is not allowed; riding two abreast in the same lane is not mentioned on AMA Website; eye protection is required unless bike is equipped with windscreen; maximum handlebar height is 15" above seat.


Florida: Helmet law is not required for riders over 21 years of age, with a minimum of $10,000 in medical insurance; lane splitting is not allowed; riding two abreast in same lane is allowed; eye protection is required; maximum handlebar height is the top of the operator's shoulder height when seated on the bike.


Georgia: Helmet required; lane splitting is not allowed; riding two abreast in same lane is allowed; eye protection is required unless bike is equipped with windscreen; maximum handlebar height is 15" above the seat.


Hawaii:  Helmet required under 18 years of age - reflectorization is required; lane splitting is not allowed, riding two abreast is allowed; eye protection is required unless the bike is equipped with windscreen; maximum handlebar height is 15" above the seat.


Idaho: Helmet is required under the age of 18 years of age; lane splitting is not allowed; riding two abreast in the same lane is not referenced in Administrative Code or Statutes; eye protection is not required, no restrictions on handlebar height.


Illinois:  Helmet is not required; lane splitting is not allowed; riding two abreast in the same lane is not referenced in Administrative Code or Statutes; eye protection is required unless bike is equipped with windscreen; maximum handlebar height is below head height.


Indiana: Helmet required under 18 years of age and permit holders; lane splitting is not allowed; riding two abreast in the same lane is allowed; eye protection is required under 18 years of age; maximum handlebar height is shoulder height of operator when seated on bike.


Iowa:  Helmet is not required; lane splitting is not allowed; riding two abreast in a lane is allowed; eye protection is not required; no restrictions on handlebar height.


Kansas: Helmet required under 18 years of age; lane splitting is not allowed; riding to abreast in the same lane is allowed; eye protection is required unless bike is equipped with windscreen; no restrictions on handlebar height.