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Vermont Motorcycle Helmet Law

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  Please e-mail us if you believe our Vermont motorcycle helmet law information is out of date or otherwise incorrect.

Vermont has full motorcycle helmet laws for all motorcycle riders!

MOTORCYCLE HELMET LAWS UNIVERSAL: 
MOTORCYCLE HELMETS REQUIRED FOR ALL RIDERS 
REFLECTORIZATION REQUIRED 

STATUTE: Title 23. Motor Vehicles. Chapter 13. Operation of Vehicles. Subchapter 14. Equipment. Article 2. Motor Vehicles Generally. Section 1256. Motorcycles--Headgear. : 
"No person may operate or ride upon a motorcycle upon a highway unless he wears upon his head protective headgear reflectorized in part and of a type approved by the commissioner. The headgear shall be equipped with either a neck or chin strap."

MISCELLANEOUS VERMONT MOTORCYCLE LAWS
State Funded Rider Education 

Available for all eligible applicants. 
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 
Required by law. 
Periodic Safety Inspection 
Required by law. 
65 MPH Speed Limit 
In effect on designated rural interstate highways. 

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

The Vermont Human Rights Act provides that "an owner or operator of a public place or public accommodation or an agent or employee of such owner or operator shall not, because of the race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, sex or sexual orientation of any person, refuse, withhold from or deny to that person any of the accommodations, advantages, facilities and privileges of the place of public accommodation." Chapter 139, Title 9 §4502(a) V.S.A. "Any person aggrieved by a violation of this chapter may file a charge of discrimination with the human rights commission pursuant to Chapter 141 of this title or may bring an action for injunctive relief and compensatory and punitive damages and any other appropriate relief in the Superior Court for the county in which the violation is alleged to have occurred." Title 9 §4506(a).