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Missouri State Motorcycle Laws


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Daytime Use of Headlight
Modulating headlight permitted per Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, 571.108
Eye Protection
Not Required
Helmet Speakers
No Restrictions
Lane Splitting

Not authorized.

Maximum Sound Level
No acoustical criteria.
Mirror Left(L) Right(R)
None Required
Motorcycles operating two abreast in same lane
Not referenced in Administrative Code or Statutes
Passenger Age Restriction
Passenger Footrest
Not Required
Passenger Seat
Not Required
Periodic Safety Inspection
Radar Detector
No Restriction
Rider Education

Available for all eligible applicants; Missouri Motorcycle Safety Program

Rider-Education Waiver
Skill Test
Safety Helmet
Required by law; M.R.S. Section 302.020, 2
State Insurance Requirements
Compulsory Liability (Minimum Limits)(25/50/10)
Traffic Actuated Signals
Affirmative Defense; M.R.S. Section 304.285
Turn Signals
Not Required

Off Road

Eye Protection
Not Required
Not Required
Maximum Sound Level
No Limit
Minimum Operator Age
Direct supervision of a person 18 or older if under age 16
Required by law
Operator License
Not Required
Required by law
Rider Education Certification
Not Required
Safety Helmet
Required under age 18
Spark Arrestor
Required by law
Not Required
Trails Program
Not Available
Vehicle Title
Required by law
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