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Nevada Motorcycle Helmet Law

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  Please e-mail us if you believe our Nevada motorcycle helmet law information is out of date or otherwise incorrect.

Nevada has full motorcycle helmet laws for all motorcycle riders!

STATUTE: Title 43. Vehicles and Watercraft. Chapter 486. Bicycles, Motorcycles and Similar Vehicles. Operation and Equipment. Section 486.231. : 
"1. The department shall adopt standards for protective headgear and protective glasses, goggles or face shields to be worn by the drivers and passengers of motorcycles and transparent windscreens for motorcycles. 
"2. Except as provided in this section, when any motorcycle, except a trimobile or moped, is being driven on a highway, the driver and passenger shall wear protective headgear securely fastened on the head and protective glasses, goggles or face shields meeting those standards. Drivers and passengers of trimobiles shall wear protective glasses, goggles or face shields which meet those standards.

"3. When a motorcycle or a trimobile is equipped with a transparent windscreen meeting those standards, the driver and passenger are not required to wear glasses, goggles or face shields.

"4. When a motorcycle is being driven in a parade authorized by a local authority, the driver and passenger are not required to wear the protective devices provided for in this section. . . ."

STANDARDS: Title 43. Vehicles and Watercraft. Chapter 486. Bicycles, Motorcycles and Similar Vehicles. Operation and Equipment. Section 486.231. : 
" The department shall adopt standards for protective headgear and protective glasses, goggles or face shields to be worn by the drivers and passengers of motorcycles and transparent windscreens for motorcycles. . . ."

MISCELLANEOUS NEVADA MOTORCYCLE LAWS


State Funded Rider Education 
Available for all eligible applicants. 
May waive skills test for successful completion of rider ed. 
Eye Protection 
Required unless equipped with wind screen. 
Daytime Use Of Headlight 
Modulating headlight permitted. 
Passenger Seat 
Required if carrying a passenger. 
Passenger Footrests 
Required if carrying a passenger. 
Mirror 
Left and right required by law. 
65 MPH Speed Limit 
In effect on designated rural interstate highways. 

NEVADA: DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF CLOTHING OR CLUB MEMBERSHIP IS ILLEGAL

Nevada Revised Statute Title 54 Section 651.070 et seq. provides that all persons shall be entitled to equal enjoyment of places of public accommodation. The Nevada Equal Rights Commission receives and investigates complaints of discrimination as they relate to full and equal enjoyment of services/facilities, employment and day to day living. In addition, any person whose exercise or enjoyment of rights secured by the Constitution or laws of the United States has been interfered with, or attempted to be interfered with, may institute and prosecute a civil action for injunctive or other appropriate equitable relief, including the award of compensatory monetary damages. The Constitution of the State of Nevada, Article 1, Section; 9 dictates that every citizen shall be able to speak freely, as well as write and publish sentiments on all subjects. The United States Supreme Court has ruled in the case of Cohen v. California, 403 U.S. 15 (1971) that individuals have the constitutional right under the First Amendment to wear clothing which displays writing or designs. In addition, the right of an individual to freedom of association has long been recognized and protected by the Supreme Court. 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 a lawsuit.