Thursday, April 27, 2017

Motorcycle Laws You Didn’t Know Existed

It’s common for drivers to occasionally come across driving laws they’ve never heard, but did you know that there are a number of bizarre laws for motorcyclists, too? We’ve compiled a list of the most eyebrow-raising legislation out there so you will be in the know when you get on the road.

Motorcyclists may not wear costumes while riding. 

Well, more specifically - masks. In Virginia, motorcyclists are prohibited to wear masks, but you aren’t necessarily banned from wearing a costume that only covers your body, leaving your face uncovered. So if want to dress up like Batman, more power to you- perhaps just leave the Batmask for another time.

Motorcyclists have the ability to run red lights - legally. 

In Illinois, for example, if a municipality has less than 2 million residents, motorcyclists are permitted to treat the stoplight as more of a stop sign- yielding to other traffic before proceeding through the red light.

A motorcycle’s headlight must always be turned on- even at 12 in the afternoon. 

If you’re in Connecticut and your bike was manufactured within the past 30-something years, the light must always be illuminated- even if it’s the middle of the day. The reason for this law may be to help riders remember to be safe not only at night but all the time, since their lights will already be on when ride at night or in poor weather.
If you’re a student in a motorcycle learning or endorsement program, you must always wear pants. 

The state of Minnesota wants to keep students safe when it comes to their choice of garb - since shorts, shirts without longsleeves or riding without gloves don’t provide the proper amount of protection. Also, it’s important to note that this is specifically intended to have to do with students’ outfits while riding- not all the time.
Pop wheelies on the regular? You may want to think twice - in some locations, you’re technically considered a criminal. 

While laws about wheelies are generally pretty common, there are a number of variations can be found across different municipalities -- mostly having to do with the safety of bystanders and other riders or drivers in the area. If you’d like an example, the state of Maine has a great one with very detailed wording for clarification purposes. 

Which of these laws do you think is the most surprising? Comment and let us know.

Also, check out this other information about interesting motorcycle laws from some of our partners.
  • To see more bizarre and interesting motorcycle laws, visit Rocky Mountain ATV/MC for an even more substantive, detailed list.
  • Be sure to check out AMA’s motorcycle laws database to keep up to date with rider legislation in your state by clicking here: AMA State Laws Database
Trader Online Web Developer


RAC said...

Wearing pants is always a good idea, boots, also good. Most injuries happen from the feet up. With only the head injuries getting the most news.

RAC said...

Wearing pants is always a good idea, boots, also good. Most injuries happen from the feet up. With only the head injuries getting the most news.

Unknown said...

I would have to disobey the "cover your face" rule in the winter. I will cover my face in two ways... one with a mask for dust which works great in the winter and a face shield on my helmet along with my windshield. They can do as they will but my safety comes first and ice formed from water from my eyes and nose hanging obstructing my vision and making me shiver all over is not my idea of safety!
The rest seems right to me. I do forget my gloves on occasion.

JRTwine said...

Going through a red light is also allowed in some states that use on-demand\on-command traffic light systems, like NH. Sometimes the sensor might not detect the presence of a motorcycle and you may go through the red light after waiting a certain amount of time and if traffic allows.

Unknown said...

Seems like some (not so common) common sense stuff for the most part. I think the mask law should be reviewed as We need more protection and not less from increasingly careless cage drivers, the elements, insects, critters and sometimes seemingly insane combinations. Riding a big thumper dirt bike in the boonies is a great luxury to get all the cutting up done and then focus more on safety for on road/public. Yep, gotta wear pants and no mask messed up the halloween plans.

Rusty Kat said...

My god some of your American traffic laws suck!
Here in Australia (Google it in case you think I mean Austria) very few of those "laws" apply...
Ride free! (Unless you live in the good 'ol USA....

Juegos Friv said...

The rest seems right to me. I do forget my gloves on occasion.

Stealth Bear said...

Yep, so true. Land of the free, yet another lie

Bob M said...

Could you carry uour gun in Australia?

Anonymous said...

I don't know what to say, I liked your article and I hope you will have many entries or more, thanks for taking the time to show us.
Friv Unblocked
Y8 Unblocked
Kizi Unblocked

Unknown said...

I love all the posts, I really enjoyed,would like more information about this, because it is very nice, Thanks for sharing.
ABCya 3
ABCya 4
ABCya 5

Unknown said...

Wow really interesting article, may later be able to share other helpful information are more interesting. Thank you.
Slope Unblocked
Miniclip Unblocked
Abcya 2
Friv 11

Unknown said...

This is a great web site, Good sparkling user interface and, very informative blogs. I have found it enormously useful. Thanks you very good !
Kizi 9
Kizi 8
Kizi 7

Unknown said...

Good post. I learn something new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon on a daily basis.
This might be the proper blog for all who wishes to be familiar with this topic.
You already know much its practically not easy to argue along.
Superb stuff, just great!Friv , Friv , Friv , Friv , Friv . Friv , Friv
Also, thank you for allowing for me to comment!

Bestforacar said...

Oil Filters for Car very useful not only for cars but also for motorcycles. They will help improve the technical performance of the motorcycle.

Dumb ass said...

Most injuries happen from the feet up I would have never

Jogos Friv said...

Gracias por compartir su pasión por el mejoramiento de Friv 2019 Friv Games las vidas de los niños en el Estado de Friv Jeux De Fille Jogos Friv Gracias por vuestras reacciones a Jogos Friv Juegos Friv Juegos Kizi Juegos Kizi las transmisiones que os han hecho.

Jogos Friv 2019 said...

Gracias por compartir su pasión por el mejoramiento de Juegos De Five Nights at Freddy's Friv4school 2019 las vidas de los niños en el Estado de Friv Jeux De Fille 2019 Friv 1000 Friv 4 Gracias por vuestras reacciones a Friv 2019 Kizi 2019 Juegos Kizi 2018 las transmisiones que os han hecho.

friv unblocked said...

For every internet user, all the instruments of this world are of great importance. While the number of internet sites, game sites, news sites and much more have turned into really attractive places in this sense, the number of people using the internet for entertainment purposes is not small at all. Because of this, teenagers and children can enter play sites in their free time and be adventurous with the sweetest characters. These characters, which are very famous and so sympathetic, also take part in friv games. In the world there are sites that collect such games under one roof and offer the best quality options to the players, as well as address that offers the best games with the variety of services and offers that they provide within these sites. All the game options in this adress are made up of serious and impressive games.
Players who enter the site with the friv unblocked option, which attracts all the attention, enjoy playing games. Especially when the most sympathetic characters are chosen and the adventure is a great pleasure, the situation also tastes different emotions from every direction. Excitement, happiness and adrenaline are also experienced. In addition, since there are no annoying advertisements on the pages where all these games are found, parents are aware that their children are having fun in a safe place.
The friv site, which is prominent with both different and enjoyable game types, gives you the opportunity to have a pleasant time. In addition to that, you can also see the scores that you collect while playing with each other. It can also be seen that similar games are featured on the pages where each game is played. In other words, the most beautiful and sweetest game types are presented to the players. Offering free gaming opportunities, is striving to please all children and young people. Now you can have fun as you like.

ChristineMarie said...

Nice Post. Complete Your Perfect Website At Website Development Company Site.