Although motorcycle riders are required to comply with general traffic laws like other drivers on the roads, each state has its own unique motorcycle laws that riders must also comply with in order to avoid getting pulled over and ticketed. Some of the specific elements of Missouri motorcycle laws include the following:
- Riders are required to wear safety helmets (per M.R.S. Section 302.020, 2).
- Riders are not required to wear goggles or other forms of eye protection when riding.
- There are no restrictions on the use of speakers within helmets.
- Lane splitting to pass other motor vehicles is prohibited.
- There are no restrictions regarding motorcycles riding alongside each other within a single lane.
- Handlebars can be no more than 15 inches above the height of the motorcycle’s seat.
- There is no age restriction for motorcycle passengers.
- Motorcycles are not required to have passenger seats or footrests, nor are they required to have turn signals.
- Motorcycles are required to undergo periodic safety inspections, the frequency of which depends on the age of the motorcycle, as well as other factors.
St. Louis Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident that may have been caused by another driver’s negligence, contact the St. Louis motorcycle accident lawyers at Brown & Brown Attorneys at Law. We have a long-standing commitment to serving our clients, and we are experienced at aggressively defending our clients’ rights in any legal setting. Our goal is to preserve and promote the rights and welfare of individuals and families who have suffered injuries and losses and/or who need help navigating through the complexities of the court system.
Since 1993, our lawyers have been successfully representing our clients in various areas of personal injury litigation, including motorcycle accident lawsuits. Our unwavering dedication to the pursuit of justice in every case we handle means that we will work relentlessly to help our clients achieve the best possible outcomes to their cases. For a free initial consult, email us using the form at the right-hand side of the screen and/or to call us at 573-333-3333 for our Missouri office or at 618-888-8888 for our Illinois office.