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by Jeff Rasansky - November 29, 2013
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

Motorcycle laws are designed to reduce motorcycle accidents and injuries – protecting both motorcycle riders and others on the roads. Here is a list of important Texas motorcycle laws and regulations:

Motorcycle Laws in Texas

Motorcycle Laws in Texas

  • Motorcycle riders under the age of 21 are required to wear helmets. Those who have not had rider training or do not have at least $10,000 of motorcycle insurance coverage are also required to wear helmets. Off-road bike riders are also required to wear helmets.
  • Handlebar height for motorcycle in Texas is limited to 15 inches.
  • There are no regulations related to motorcycle mufflers or maximum sound levels.
  • If carrying a passenger, a motorcycle passenger seat is required by law. As of 2015, passenger footrests and hand holds are required. Passengers must be at least 5 years old (unless riding in a sidecar).
  • There are no laws against having or using a radar detector.
  • There are no laws against having helmet speakers.
  • Working turn signals are required in Texas unless you are riding a motorcycle manufactured before 1960. You must also use your headlights, even when riding during the day, unless your motorcycle was manufactured before 1975.
  • One rear-view mirror, located on either the right or left side of your bike, is required by Texas law.
  • Texas motorcycle laws do not mention lane sharing or lane splitting.
  • All motorcycle owners are required by the state to pass regular safety inspections.
  • Off-road bike riders are required to wear helmets and eye protection.
  • Off-road riders under the age of 14 are required to have adult supervision.
  • Off-road bikers must complete a rider certification test.
  • Although off-road bikes must have a working muffler, there are no maximum sound limits for the bikes.

At Rasansky Law firm we are highly qualified to deal with these situations. Call 1-877-405-4313 to speak with a Dallas motorcycle accident lawyer who can help you.

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