Motorcycle laws vary by state

Keeping up with motorcycle laws as you cross state lines can seem like a fulltime job. The only requirement that is consistent in all 50 states is that you carry a motorcycle operator’s license. Other rules, such as wearing a helmet, headlight use, and passenger age restrictions differ depending on where you are in the United States. This state-by-state motorcycle law chart can help you make sense of the laws so that you can ride safely and legally wherever the road takes you. Print it out and stash it in your saddlebag before your next road trip. The list includes state laws pertaining to: