Pomona Valley HOG

 

State Laws Continued

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


Kentucky:  Helmet required for novice riders, required under 21 years of age and permit holders; lane splitting is not allowed; riding two abreast in the same lane is not referenced in Administrative Code or Statutes; eye protection is required; no restrictions on handlebar height.


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


Maine:  Helmet required under 18 years of age, required for permit holders, required if operating less than one year with license, required for passenger of an operator required to wear helmet; lane splitting is not allowed; riding two abreast in the same lane is allowed; eye protection is not required; maximum handlebar height is below shoulder height of operator.


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


Massachusetts:  Helmet required; lane splitting is not allowed; riding two abreast in the same lane is allowed; eye protection is required for permit holders unless the bike is equipped with windscreen; maximum handlebar height is the shoulder height of operator when seated.


Michigan: Helmet required under 21 years of age, optional for riders at least 21 years of age with at least $20,000 in first party payable medical benefits, and 2 years riding experience or successful completion of a motorcycle safety course; lane splitting is not allowed; riding two abreast in the same lane is allowed; eye protection is required unless the bike is equipped with a windscreen, required at speeds over 35 mph; maximum handlebar height is 15" above seat.


Minnesota:  Helmet required 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; no restrictions on handlebar height.


Mississippi:  Helmet is required; 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.


Missouri:  Helmet is required; 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; maximum handlebar height is 15" above the seat; no restrictions on sound level.


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


Nebraska:  Helmet is required; lane splitting is not allowed; riding two abreast in the same lane is allowed; eye protection is not required; maximum handlebar height is 15" above the fasten point.


Nevada:  Helmet is required; lane splitting is not allowed; riding two abreast in the same lane is allowed; eye protection is required unless the bike is equipped with windscreen; maximum handlebar height is below shoulder height.


New Hampshire:  Helmet required under 18 years of age; lane splitting is not authorized; riding two abreast in the same lane is allowed; eye protection required unless bike is equipped with a windscreen; maximum handlebar height is shoulder level of operator when seated.


New Jersey:  Helmet required - reflectorization is 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 the bike is equipped with windscreen meeting specifications established by the director, or if a three-wheeled motorcycle meeting certain requirements (39:3-76.7, 39:3-76.8, 39:3-76.9); maximum handlebar height is below shoulder height.


New Mexico:  Helmet required under 18 years of age - reflectorization required; lane splitting is not allowed; riding two abreast is not referenced in Administrative Code or Statutes; eye protection is required unless the bike is equipped with windshield; no restrictions on handlebar height.


North Carolina:  Helmet required; lane splitting is not allowed; riding two abreast in the same lane is allowed; eye protection is not required; no restrictions on handlebar height.


North Dakota:  Helmet required under 18 years of age - reflectorization required; lane splitting is not allowed; riding two abreast in the same lane is allowed; eye protection is not required; maximum handlebar height is below the shoulders of the seated operator.