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North Carolina has full motorcycle helmet laws for all motorcycle riders!
STATUTE: Article 3. Motor Vehicle Act of 1937. Part 10. Operation of Vehicles and Rules of the Road. Section 20-140.4. :
STANDARDS: Article 3. Motor Vehicle Act of 1937. Part 10. Operation of Vehicles and Rules of the Road. Section 20-140.4. :
MISCELLANEOUS NORTH CAROLINA MOTORCYCLE LAWS
State Funded Rider Education
Daytime Use Of Headlight
Periodic Safety Inspection
65 MPH Speed Limit
NORTH CAROLINA: DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF MOTORCYCLE ATTIRE IS ILLEGAL
Article L Section I of the North Carolina Constitution provides that "all persons are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, the enjoyment of the fruits of their own labor, and the pursuit of happiness" Article L Section 19 of the North Carolina Constitution provides that "no person shall be denied the equal protection of the laws...." In Cohen v. California, 403 U.S. 15 (1971), the United States Supreme Court ruled that American citizens have the first amendment right to wear clothing that displays writings or designs. Additionally, the right of freedom of association has long been recognized and protected by the United States Supreme Court. Accordingly, in North Carolina an individual's right to wear motorcycle attire is constitutionally protected. and individuals or establishments who discriminate on the basis of motorcycle attire are subject to lawsuit.