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Indiana State Laws


Accept Motorcycle Endorsement From Other States
Accept RiderEd Completion Card From Other States
Yes, with certain restrictions.
Daytime Use of Headlight
Required for vehicles manufactured after 1/1/56; IC 9-19-7-2
Modulating headlight permitted per Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, 571.108
Eye Protection
Required by law under age 18; IC 9-19-7-1
Handlebar Height
No higher than the shoulders of the driver when the driver is seated in the drivers seat; IC 9-19-7-2
Helmet Speakers
No Restrictions
Lane Splitting
Not authorized; IC 9-21-10-6
Lemon Law Coverage
Maximum Sound Level
No acoustical criteria.
Mirror Left(L) Right(R)
Required for vehicles manufactured after 1/1/56; IC 9-19-7-2.5
Motorcycles operating two abreast in same lane
Yes; IC 9-21-10-6
Required, cut-outs prohibited; IC 9-19-8
Passenger Age Restriction
Passenger Footrest
Required if carrying a passenger; IC 9-19-7-2
Passenger Seat
Required if carrying a passenger; IC 9-21-10-1
Periodic Safety Inspection
Not Required
Radar Detector
No Restriction
Rider Education
Available for all eligible applicants; IC 9-24-8
Rider-Education Waiver
Skill Test
Safety Helmet
Required by law under age 18, required for instructional permit holders; Indiana Code, Title 9, Article 19, Chapter 7, Section 1
State Insurance Requirements
Compulsory Liability (Minimum Limits)(25/50/10)
Traffic Actuated Signals

The operator may proceed through the intersection on a steady red signal only if the operator i) comes to a complete stop at the intersection for at least one hundred twenty (120) seconds; and (ii) exercises due caution as provided by law, otherwise treats the traffic control signal as a stop sign, and determines that it is safe to proceed. https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2014/bills/house/1080#document-b2808a9a

Turn Signals
Required for vehicles manufactured after 1/1/56; IC 9-19-7-2.5

Off Road

Eye Protection
Not Required

Required after sunset, at all times on highway or road side

Maximum Sound Level
No Limit
Minimum Operator Age
Direct supervision of and adult if under age 14
Required by law
Operator License

If operating on a controlled access highway or facility


Required by law

Rider Education Certification
Not Required
Safety Helmet

Required for those under 18

Spark Arrestor

Not required



Required after sunset, on highway or road side

Trails Program
Vehicle Title
Required by law.


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