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Vermont 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; VS 1257
Handlebar Height
Maximum of 15" above seat; VS 1117
Helmet Speakers
No Restrictions
Lane Splitting
Not authorized; VS 1115
Maximum Sound Level
No acoustical criteria.
Mirror Left(L) Right(R)
One required by law
Motorcycles operating two abreast in same lane
Prohibited; VS 1115
No acoustical criteria.
Passenger Age Restriction
Passenger Footrest
Required if carrying a passenger; VS 1117
Passenger Seat
Required if carrying a passenger; VS 1114
Periodic Safety Inspection
Required by law
Radar Detector
No Restriction
Rider Education
Available for all eligible applicants; Vermont Agency of Transportation
Rider-Education Waiver
Skill & Knowledge Test
Safety Helmet
Required, with reflectorization; Vermont Statutes, Title 23, Chapter 13, Section 1256 protective headgear is required to conform to the federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards contained in 49 C.F.R. part 571.218
State Insurance Requirements
Compulsory Liability (Minimum Limits)(20/50/10)
Turn Signals
Required by law

Off Road

Eye Protection
Not Required
Required after sunset
Maximum Sound Level
Measured at 50 feet - 82dba
Minimum Operator Age
Under age 12 requires supervisioni by a person 18 years old on public lands
Required by law
Operator License
Not Required
Required by law
Rider Education Certification
Required under age 18
Safety Helmet
Not Required
Spark Arrestor
Required by law
Required after sunset
Trails Program
Not Available
Vehicle Title
Not Required


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