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Idaho State Motorcycle Laws

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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
No Restriction
Handlebar Height
No Restrictions
Helmet Speakers
No Restrictions
Lane Splitting
Not authorized.
Lemon Law Coverage
No.
Maximum Sound Level
Maximum allowable A-weighted sound level measured at 20 feet is 92dBA. Exceeding this constitutes 'excessive' or 'unusual noise' (Title 49, Sec. 49-106).
Mirror Left(L) Right(R)
Required by law; (Title 49, Sec. 940)
Motorcycles operating two abreast in same lane
Not referenced in Administrative Code or Statutes
Muffler
Muffler required. No cut-outs, bypass or similar device. No modifications in a manner which amplifies or increases noise above that emitted by muffler originally installed (Title 49, Sec. 49-937).
Passenger Age Restriction
None
Passenger Footrest
Required if carrying a passenger; (Title 49, Section 962).
Passenger Seat
Required if carrying a passenger
Periodic Safety Inspection
None
Radar Detector
No Restriction
Rider Education
Available for all eligible applicants-required under age 21
Rider-Education Waiver
Skill Test
Safety Helmet
State Insurance Requirements
Compulsory Liability (Minimum Limits)(25/50/15)
Traffic Actuated Signals
Proceed with caution after one full cycle of a traffic actuated signal. Idaho Statute Title 49, Chapter 8
Turn Signals
Not Required

Off Road

Eye Protection
Not Required
Headlight
Not Required
Maximum Sound Level
96dba - measured at 20 inches
Minimum Operator Age
No Restriction
Muffler
Required by law
Operator License
Not Required
Registration
Required by law
Rider Education Certification
Not Required
Safety Helmet
Required if age 17 or younger
Spark Arrestor
Required by law
Taillight
Not Required
Trails Program
Available
Vehicle Title
Required by law
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