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Georgia State Motorcycle Laws

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Accept Motorcycle Endorsement From Other States
Yes
Accept RiderEd Completion Card From Other States
N/A
Daytime Use of Headlight
Required by state law; Georgia Code, 40-6-312(e)
Modulating headlight permitted per Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, 571.108
Eye Protection
Required by law unless equipped with windscreen
Handlebar Height
Maximum of 15" above seat
Helmet Speakers
To be used for communication purposes only
Lane Splitting
Not authorized. "The operator of a motorcycle shall not overtake and pass in the same lane occupied by the vehicle being overtaken. No person shall operate a motorcycle between lanes of traffic or between adjacent lines or rows of vehicles." Georgia Code, 40-6-312
Lemon Law Coverage
No.
Maximum Sound Level
No acoustical criteria.
Mirror Left(L) Right(R)
One required by law
Motorcycles operating two abreast in same lane
Yes. Motorcycles shall not be operated more than two abreast in a single lane; 40-6-312
Muffler
No accoustical criteria.
Passenger Age Restriction
None
Passenger Footrest
Required if carrying a passenger
Passenger Seat
Required if carrying a passenger
Periodic Safety Inspection
None
Radar Detector
No Restriction
Rider Education
Available for all eligible applicants
Rider-Education Waiver
Skill & Knowledge Test
Safety Helmet
Required by law for all riders; Georgia Code, 40-6-315
State Insurance Requirements
33-7-11 (a)(1) No automobile liability policy or motor vehicle liability policy shall be issued ... unless it contains an endorsement or provisions undertaking to pay the insured all sums which said insured shall be legally entitled to recover as damages from the owner or operator of an uninsured motor vehicle, within limits exclusive of interests and costs which at the option of the insured shall be: (A) Not less than $25,000.00 because of bodily injury to or death of one person in any one accident, and, subject to such limit for one person, $50,000.00 because of bodily injury to or death of two or more persons in any one accident, and $25,000.00 because of injury to or destruction of property...
Turn Signals
Not Required on motorcycles manufactured prior to January 1, 1972; Georgia Code, 40-8-25

Off Road

Eye Protection
Required by law
Headlight
Not Required
Maximum Sound Level
No Limit
Minimum Operator Age
No Restriction
Muffler
Required by law
Operator License
Not Required
Registration
Required by law
Rider Education Certification
Not Required
Safety Helmet
Not Required
Spark Arrestor
Not Required
Taillight
Not Required
Trails Program
Not Available
Vehicle Title
Not Required
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