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Georgia Motorcycle Helmet Law

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  Please e-mail us if you believe our Georgia motorcycle helmet law information is out of date or otherwise incorrect.

Georgia has full motorcycle helmet laws for all motorcycle riders!

STATUTE: Title 40. Motor Vehicles and Traffic. Chapter 6. Uniform Rules of the Road. Article 13. Special Provisions for Certain Vehicles. Part 2. Motorcycles. Section 40-6-315 Headgear and eye-protective devices for riders. : 
"(a) No person shall operate or ride upon a motorcycle unless he is wearing protective headgear which complies with standards established by the Board of Public Safety. . . ."


FINE: Riding w/o a motorcycle helmet in GA has the std misdemeanor maximum fine. This up to $1000 dollar fine and one year in jail. It is usually less. The most severe application of this law that I am ware of was $500 fine and 1000 hrs of community service.


STANDARDS:Title 40. Motor Vehicles and Traffic. Chapter 6. Uniform Rules of the Road. Article 13. Special Provisions for Certain Vehicles. Part 2. Motorcycles. Section 40-6-315 Headgear and eye-protective devices for riders. : 
"(d) The Board of Public Safety is authorized to approve or disapprove protective headgear and eye-protective devices required in this Code section and to issue and enforce regulations establishing standards and specifications for the approval thereof. The Board of Public Safety shall publish lists of all protective headgear and eye-protective devices by name and type which have been approved by it."

MISCELLANEOUS GEORGIA MOTORCYCLE LAWS


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

Eye Protection 
Required unless equipped with wind screen. 

Daytime Use Of Headlight 
Required by law. 
Modulating headlight permitted. 

Passenger Seat 
Required if carrying a passenger. 

Handlebar Height
Maximum of 15" above seat

Passenger Footrests 
Required if carrying a passenger. 

Helmet Speakers 
To be used for communication purposes only. 

Mirror 
Required by law. 

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