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Utah Motorcycle Helmet Law

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  Please e-mail us if you believe our Utah motorcycle helmet law information is out of date or otherwise incorrect.

UTAH MOTORCYCLE HELMETS REQUIRED FOR ALL RIDERS UP TO AGE 18 

Utah Motorcycle Helmet Statue: 
Title 41. Motor Vehicles. Chapter 6. Traffic Rules and Regulations. Article 15. Miscellaneous Rules. Section 41-6-107.8. Motorcycle or Motor-driven Cycle -- Protective Headgear -- Closed Cab Excepted -- Specifications and Standards. : 
"(a) No person under the age of 18 shall operate or ride upon a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle upon a public highway unless such person is wearing protective headgear which complies with standards established by the commissioner of public safety. 
"(b) This section shall not apply to persons riding within a closed cab. . . ."

STANDARDS:

Title 41. Motor Vehicles. Chapter 6. Traffic Rules and Regulations. Article 15. Miscellaneous Rules. Section 41-6-107.8. Motorcycle or Motor-driven Cycle -- Protective Headgear -- Closed Cab Excepted -- Spedifications and Standards. : 
"(c) The commissioner of public safety is authorized to promulgate and enforce specifications and standards for the use of protective headgear required herein."

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

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. 

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

UTAH - DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF CLOTHING OR CLUB MEMBERSHIP IS ILLEGAL

It is unlawful in the State of Utah to discriminate against individuals wearing "motorcycle apparel" or "colors". Article L Section 1 of the Utah State Constitution provides that "all men have the inherent and inalienable right... to communicate freely their thoughts and opinions" Utah Code Ann. 513-7-1 et seq. (1953 as amended) provides that "all persons within the jurisdiction of this state are free and equal and are entitled to full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, privileges, goods and services in all business establishments and in all places of public accommodation." Violation of this statute may result in a finding that the subject business is a public nuisance, and the State of Utah may proceed to enjoin any business in violation of this act. Additionally, a violation of this act gives an aggrieved person the right to maintain a civil action for damages against anyone who aids, incites, or conspires to bring about such a denial of rights.