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Delaware Motorcycle Helmet Law

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 Please e-mail us if you believe our Delaware motorcycle helmet law information is out of date or otherwise incorrect.

HELMETS REQUIRED FOR ALL RIDERS UP TO AGE 19 
REFLECTORIZATION REQUIRED 
HELMETS REQUIRED FOR NOVICES OR PERMIT HOLDERS 
(must have helmet in possession) 

STATUTE:

Part III. Operation and Equipment. Chapter 41. Rules of the Road. Subchapter XI. Miscellaneous Rules. Section 4185: 
" . . . (b) Every person operating or riding on a motorcycle shall have in that person's possession a safety helmet approved by the Secretary of Public Safety and shall wear eye protection approved by the Secretary; provided, however, that every person up to 19 years of age operating or riding on a motorcycle shall wear a safety helmet and eye protection approved by the Secretary."

MISCELLANEOUS MOTORCYCLE LAWS


State Funded Rider Education 
Available for all eligible applicants. 
Required under age 18. 
May waive skills test for successful completion of rider ed. 
May waive knowledge test for successful completion of rider ed. 

Eye Protection 
Required by law. 

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 
Required by law.