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Texas State Motorcycle Laws
from AMA website

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Daytime Use of Headlight
Required unless motorcycle is manufactured prior to 1975; TX Transportation Code 507.801 (d) 
Modulating headlight permitted per Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, 571.108

Eye Protection
Not Required

Handlebar Height
Maximum of 15" above seat - Required by inspection regulations - Texas Department of Public Safety ( Refer to 20.25 (2)(j) )

Helmet Speakers
No Restrictions

Lane Splitting
Not authorized

Lemon Law Coverage
Yes; Texas (TX) Department of Motor Vehicles

Maximum Sound Level
No acoustical criteria.

Mirror Left(L) Right(R)
One required by law; TX Transportation Code 547.602

Motorcycles operating two abreast in same lane
Not referenced in Administrative Code or Statutes

No acoustical criteria.

Passenger Age Restriction
Prohibits passengers under age 5, unless seated in a sidecar attached to the motorcycle; TX Transportation Code 545.416 (d),(e)

Passenger Footrest
Passenger Footrest Required under Sec. 545.416 (b)

Passenger Seat
Required if carrying a passenger; TX Transportation Code 545.416 (b),©

Periodic Safety Inspection
Required by law; TX Transportation Code 548

Radar Detector
No Restriction

Rider Education
Available for all eligible applicants-required under age 18; TX Transportation Code 521.224

Rider-Education Waiver
Skill Test

Safety Helmet
Required by law under age 21. Over age 21, riders are not required to wear a helmet with proof of successful completion of rider training or hold medical insurance covering injuries resulting from a motorcycle accident; Texas Transportation Code, Title 7, Subtitle G, Chapter 661

State Insurance Requirements
Compulsory Liability (Minimum Limits)(25/50/25)

Turn Signals
Not required



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