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Kentucky State Laws

Road

Accept Motorcycle Endorsement From Other States
Yes
Accept RiderEd Completion Card From Other States
Yes
Daytime Use of Headlight
Modulating headlight permitted per Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, 571.108
Eye Protection
Required by Law; KY Statutes 189.285
Handlebar Height
No Restrictions
Helmet Speakers
No Restrictions
Lane Splitting

Not authorized.

Lemon Law Coverage
No.
Maximum Sound Level
No acoustical criteria.
Mirror Left(L) Right(R)
One (L) required by law; KY Statutes 189.130 (4)
Motorcycles operating two abreast in same lane
Not referenced in Administrative Code or Statutes
Muffler
Muffler required. No cut-outs. No modifications to increase noise beyond that emitted by the original muffler installed on the vehicle; KY Statutes 189.140
Passenger Age Restriction
None
Passenger Footrest
Required if carrying a passenger; KY Statutes 189.285
Passenger Seat
Required if carrying a passenger; KY Statutes 189.285
Periodic Safety Inspection
None
Radar Detector
No Restriction
Rider Education
Available for all eligible applicants
Rider-Education Waiver
Skill Test
Safety Helmet
Required for novice riders, under the age of 21 and instructional permit holders; Kentucky Statutes, Title XVI, Chapter 189, Section 189.285
State Insurance Requirements
Compulsory Liability (Minimum Limits)(25/50/10 or $60,000 single limit)
Turn Signals
Not Required

Off Road

Eye Protection
Not Required
Headlight
Not Required
Maximum Sound Level
No Limit
Minimum Operator Age
Under age 16 can only operateif 90cc or less - Under age 12 can only operate if 70cc or less and direct parental supervision
Muffler
Not Required
Operator License
Not Required
Registration
Not Required
Rider Education Certification
Not Required
Safety Helmet
Required by law
Spark Arrestor
Not Required
Taillight
Not Required
Trails Program
Not Available
Vehicle Title
Not Required

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