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Indiana Motorcycle Laws

  • Motorcycle Helmet
    Required by law under age 18, required for instructional permit holders
  • State Funded Rider Ed
    Available for all eligible applicants Eye Protection Required by law under age 18
  • Daytime Use of Headlight
    Required by law-modulating headlight permitted, required for vehicles manufactured after 1/1/56
  • Passenger Seat
    Required if carrying a passenger
  • Passenger Footrest
    Required if carrying a passenger
  • Passenger Age Restriction
    None
  • Helmet Speakers
    No Restrictions
  • Periodic Safety Inspection
    Not Required
  • Mirror Left(L) Right(R)
    Sec. 2.5. A motorcycle manufactured on January 1, 1956, or after this date is required to be equipped with the following devices: (1) A rear view mirror. (2) A speedometer. (3) Mechanical or electric turn signals. Link to Statute:
    -Chapter 7. Motorcycle Equipment-
  • Radar Detector
    No Restriction
  • Turn Signals
    Sec. 2.5. A motorcycle manufactured on January 1, 1956, or after this date is required to be equipped with the following devices: (1) A rear view mirror. (2) A speedometer. (3) Mechanical or electric turn signals. Link to Statute:
    -Chapter 7. Motorcycle Equipment-

  • Muffler
    No acoustical criteria.
  • Maximum Sound Level
    No acoustical criteria.
  • State Insurance Requirements
    Compulsory Liability (Minimum Limits)(25/50/10)
  • Handlebar Height
    Maximum of 15" above seat
  • Rider-Education Waiver
    Skill Test
  • Accept Motorcycle Endorsement From Other States
    Yes
  • Accept RiderEd Completion Card From Other States
    Yes, with certain restrictions.
  • Motorcycles operating two abreast in same lane
    Yes.
    9-21-10-6 - Traffic lanes; restrictions on use: Motorcycles may, with the consent of both persons who operate the motorcycles, be operated with not more than two (2) abreast in a single traffic lane. As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9
  • Lane Splitting
    9-21-10-6 Traffic lanes; restrictions on use
    Sec. 6. A motorcycle is entitled to the full use of a traffic lane and a vehicle may not be driven or operated in a manner that deprives another vehicle of the full use of a traffic lane.
  • Lemon Law Coverage
    No.
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