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What are the Motorcycle Laws in Texas?

By King Law Firm on January 2, 2013

Texas Motorcycle Operation RulesMotorcycle laws vary from state to state, so it is essential motorcyclists in The Lone Star State understand and are aware of the laws in Texas in order to stay safe and avoid a potential brush with law enforcement when out for a motorcycle ride. As such, Austin motorcycle crash lawyer Ray King, who specifically represents those involved in motorcycle accidents, has gathered information on some important Texas motorcycle laws to help keep motorcyclists safe:

  1. Helmets: A safety helmet is required for riders under the age of 21. For motorcyclists over the age of 21, riders are not required to wear a helmet with proof of successful completion of rider training or hold medical insurance covering injuries that result from a motorcycle accident.
  2. Passengers: For young riders, passengers under the age of five are prohibited unless seated in a sidecar attached to the motorcycle. For other passengers, a passenger footrest is not required but a passenger seat is if carrying a passenger.
  3. Handlebars and headlights: Daytime use of headlights is required unless the motorcycle was manufactured prior to 1975. For handlebars, the handlebar height must be a maximum of 15” above the seat, which is required by inspection regulations.
  4. Eye protection: Per Texas state law, eye protection is not required.
  5. Turn signals: Turn signals on motorcycles are required if the model year is 1960 or newer.

Texas motorcycle laws are intended to keep motorcyclists safe, so adhering to these rules and regulations can help ensure you are enjoying your motorcycle for years to come. However, if you are injured in a motorcycle accident caused by the reckless actions of another person on the road, call (512) 514-6633 for a no-cost consultation regarding your case. We will help you understand your legal rights and options following an accident.

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