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Montana Motorcycle Helmet Law

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  Please e-mail us if you believe our Montana motorcycle helmet law information is out of date or otherwise incorrect.

MONTANA MOTORCYCLE HELMETS REQUIRED FOR ALL RIDERS UP TO AGE 18 

STATUTE:

Title 61. Motor Vehicles. Chapter 9. Vehicle Equipment. Part 4. Miscellaneous Regulations. Section 61-9-417. Headgear required for minor motorcycle riders. : 
"An operator and passenger under 18 years of age of any motorcycle or quadricycle operated upon the streets or highways of this state shall wear protective headgear upon the head. . . ."

STANDARDS:

Title 61. Motor Vehicles. Chapter 9. Vehicle Equipment. Part 4. Miscellaneous Regulations. Section 61-9-417. Headgear required for minor motorcycle riders. : 
". . . headgear shall meet standards established by the department of justice."

 

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

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

Passenger Seat 
Required if carrying a passenger. 

Passenger Footrests 
Required if carrying a passenger. 

Mirror 
Required by law. 

65 MPH Speed Limit 
In effect on designated rural interstate highways