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Arizona Motorcycle Helmet Law

This list of Arizona motorcycle helmet laws is a reference only and you should always refer to the Arizona D.O.T. for current requirements. Please e-mail us if you believe our Arizona motorcycle helmet law information is out of date or otherwise incorrect.

Arizona motorcycle helmet law


LIMITED: 
MOTORCYCLE HELMETS REQUIRED FOR ALL RIDERS UP TO AGE 18 

STATUTE:

Title 28. Transportation Chapter 6. Uniform Act Regulating Traffic On Highways. Article 16. Equipment. Section 28-964. Motorcycles; motor driven cycles; equipment; exception; prohibition: 
"A. An operator or passenger of a motorcycle or motor driven cycle who is under eighteen years of age shall wear at all times a protective helmet on the operator's or passenger's head in an appropriate manner that is safely secured while operating or riding on the motorcycle or motor driven cycle. . . ."

MISCELLANEOUS MOTORCYCLE LAWS


State Funded Rider Education 
Available for all eligible applicants. 
May waive skills test for successful completion of rider ed. 

Eye Protection 
Required by law unless equipped with windscreen. 

Daytime Use Of Headlight 
Modulating headlight permitted. 

Passenger Seat 
Required if carrying a passenger. 

Passenger Footrests 
Required if carrying a passenger. 

Mirror 
Required by law. 

Periodic Safety Inspection 
Annual emissions, some areas, required by law. 

65 MPH Speed Limit 
In effect on designated rural interstate highways. 

DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF CLOTHING OR CLUB MEMBERSHIP IS ILLEGAL

Arizona's Civil Rights legislation codified in A.R.S. Sec.41-1401, et.seq. establish a Civil Rights Division & Advisory Board and was modeled after the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII,42 U.S.C.A Section 2000e,et.seq.),therefore the Federal courts construction of Title VII is persuasive in construing Arizona's Civil Rights Act. A "civil right" has been defined as a privilege accorded to and or a right due from one individual and another, the trespassing upon which is a civil injury for which redress may be sought in a civil action. The interference with a person's lawful conduct and actions is a violation of a civil right U.S. v.Gugel,119 F,Supp.897. To come within the provisions of the Federal Civil Rights Act, discrimination need not be only on the grounds of race, color, national origin, etc., any invidious discrimination is covered. Nanez v. Ritger, 304 F.Supp.354. Coverage includes the right to free speech, peaceable assembly and freedom of association. Ames v.Vavreck, 356 F.Supp.931.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that individuals have the constitutional right under the First Amendment to wear clothing which displays writing or designs. Cohen V. Ca.,403 U.S.1 5.Arizona prohibits discrimination in all "Places of Public Accommodation" which includes all public places of entertainment, amusement or recreation and all public places where food or beverages are sold for consumption on the premises. Thus, a person's right to wear the clothing of his choice, as well as his right to belong to any club or organization of his choice is constitutionally protected and persons or establishments who discriminate on the basis of clothing or club membership are subject to lawsuit.