A Look at How California Stacks Up Against Other States
Most of California’s motorcycle laws are similar to those of other states. For instance, you’re required to have a headlight on during daytime use (not for off-road riding). However, you’re not required to have eye protection on while riding. Unlike Florida and a few other states, you’re also required to wear a helmet at all times. If you’ve got a wired helmet, you’re limited to just one speaker inside.
One law that’s gotten a lot of heat recently governs “lane splitting”, or the ability of a motorcycle rider to drive between two vehicles in different lanes (effectively splitting the lanes).
Finally, California motorcycle laws also focus on passenger safety. If you’re carrying a passenger on your bike, you must have both a passenger seat and passenger foot pegs.
By understanding these laws and regulations, you not only ensure compliance with California law, but make yourself a safer rider at the same time.
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