This list of Ohio motorcycle helmet laws is a reference only and you should always refer to the Ohio D.O.T. for current requirements. Please e-mail us if you believe our Ohio motorcycle helmet law information is out of date or otherwise incorrect.
Ohio has helmet laws that exempt adult riders, riders over the age of majority -- 18 years old and over!
Ohio Motorcycle Helmet Statue:
Title XLV. Motor Vehicles--Aeronautics--Watercraft. Chapter 4511. Traffic laws--Operation of Motor Vehicles. Bicycles. Section 4511.53 Rules for Bicycles, Motorcycles and Snowmobiles. :
State Funded Rider Education
Daytime Use Of Headlight
Periodic Safety Inspection
65 MPH Speed Limit
OHIO-DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF CLOTHING OR CLUB MEMBERSHIP IS ILLEGAL
The Ohio Revised Code, 4112.02 (G) provides that It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice for any proprietor or any employee, keeper, or manager of a place of public accommodation to deny to any person, except for reasons applicable alike to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, handicap, age or ancestry, the full enjoyment of the accommodations, advantages, facilities or privileges thereof. The purpose of R C 4112.02 (G), is to afford every person or individual a guarantee against arbitrary discrimination of any kind, whether or not specifically expressed in the code. All arbitrary discrimination is prohibited by it and all persons are protected from stereotypical discrimination. Class based generalization as a justification for differential treatment is a type of practice that is prohibited by the Ohio Revised Code. The standard for determining whether there has been unlawful discrimination is not whether an exclusionary policy is rational and/or reasonable, but whether it is based upon stereotype as established in Ohio Civil Rights Commission v, Lysyk, at page 221 Therefore; unless a blanket exclusion serves a compelling societal interest, a private exclusionary policy is violative of Ohio law The Supreme Court 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. A citizen has the right to move about freely and peaceably in public places, without protected by the United States Supreme Court
Obtaining a Motorcycle License or Endorsement
*Contact a drivers license examination station to make an appointment for the on-cycle examination. No fee is charged for this test.
What is required to pass the Basic RiderCourse?