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Alaska State Laws

Road

Accept Motorcycle Endorsement From Other States
Yes
Accept RiderEd Completion Card From Other States
Yes
Daytime Use of Headlight
Daytime headlight use required by state law. Modulating headlight permitted per Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, 571.108
Eye Protection
Required by law - unless equipped with windscreen which is 15" or higher above handlebars
Handlebar Height
Maximum of 15" above seat
Helmet Speakers
No Restrictions
Lane Splitting
Not Authorized; 13 AAC 02.427. Driving motorcycles and motor-driven cycles on roadways laned for traffic (b) No driver of a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle may overtake and pass another vehicle in the same lane occupied by the vehicle being overtaken. A driver of a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle may not drive between adjacent lanes or lines of traffic, or between adjacent lines or rows of vehicles.
Maximum Sound Level
No acoustical criteria.
Mirror Left(L) Right(R)
Two required by law
Motorcycles operating two abreast in same lane
Yes. 13 AAC 02.427 - Driving motorcycles and motor-driven cycles on roadways laned for traffic (a) Motorcycles and motor-driven cycles may be driven upon a lane of a roadway, and no motor vehicle may be driven so as to deprive a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle of the full use of a lane. This provision does not apply to motorcycles or motor-driven cycles driven two abreast in a single lane by consent of both drivers; however, no motorcycles or motor-driven cycles may be driven more than two abreast in a single lane.
Muffler
No acoustical criteria.
Passenger Age Restriction
None
Passenger Footrest
Required if carrying a passenger
Passenger Seat
Required if carrying a passenger
Periodic Safety Inspection
Required by law - random
Radar Detector
No Restriction
Rider Education
Not available
Rider-Education Waiver
Skill & Knowledge Test
Safety Helmet
  • Required for operators under 18
  • Required for all passengers, regardless of age
  • Required for anyone with an instruction permit, regardless of age
  • Required for anyone taking a road test for their motorcycle license, regardless of age
  •  Alaska Sec. 28.35.245
State Insurance Requirements
Compulsory Liability (Minimum Limits)(50/100/25)
Turn Signals
Not Required

Off Road

Eye Protection
Not Required
Headlight
Not Required
Maximum Sound Level
No acoustical criteria.
Minimum Operator Age
No Restriction
Misc. Equipment Regulation

ATVs with low pressure tires may be registered as snow vehicles.

If registered as a snow machine the following applies:

  • Registration is required
  • Operation is prohibited on maintained roads, except to cross at a right angle
  • Working headlight
  • Working tail light, brake light and red reflector
  • Muffler in good working condition

 

Muffler
No acoustical criteria.
Operator License
Not Required
Registration
Required by law
Rider Education Certification
Not Required
Safety Helmet

Not required

Spark Arrestor
Not Required
Supervision

No person under 14 may operate an ATV in a state park unless under the direct supervision of an adult 21 or older

Taillight
Not Required
Trails Program
Not Available
Vehicle Title
Not Required

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