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District of Columbia State Laws


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Daytime Use of Headlight
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 - Required by inspection regulations
Helmet Speakers
No restrictions
Lane Splitting

Not authorized.

Lemon Law Coverage
Maximum Sound Level
Maximum allowable A-weighted sound level based on measurements takent at a distance of 50 feet from center line of travel: 1)less than 35 mph--82 dBA 2) over 35 mph--86dBA.
Mirror Left(L) Right(R)
One on left side required
No person shall modify or alter the exhaust system of a motor vehicle or motorcycle in a manner which will amplify or increase the noise emitted by the vehicle above the limits set forth in section b (see Maximum Sound Level).
Passenger Age Restriction
Passenger Footrest
Required if carrying a passenger
Passenger Seat
Required if carrying a passenger
Periodic Safety Inspection

Not required

Radar Detector
Prohibited to use or possess
Rider Education
Not available
Rider-Education Waiver
Safety Helmet
Required by law (to view, click "view text" and download Word file); Washington DC Municipal Regulations, Rule: 18-2215
State Insurance Requirements
Compulsory Liability (Minimum Limits)(25/50/10)
Turn Signals
Not required

Off Road

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


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