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Before hitting Colorado’s roads on your motorcycle, it’s important to know all of the rules and regulations required in order to ride and prevent motorcycle accidents. You may be a seasoned motorcyclist, but do you remember all those little laws you had to learn for your Colorado motorcycle endorsement? Even seasoned drivers forget Colorado’s driving laws because our actions become second nature. Maybe you need a little refresher on Colorado motorcycle laws.
Why don’t you grab a few biker friends and ask them the following questions? I’ll reveal the answers later in this article.
Here are a few Colorado motorcycle laws regarding proper equipment usage, licensing, noise limits and riding requirements that you might not be aware of.
Finally, it is legal for police officers to perform periodic safety inspections at random on your motorcycle. Make sure you always keep your bike in proper working order.
If you’re over 18, have a registered driver’s license and are planning on riding a motorcycle, you still need a motorcycle endorsement to legally ride in Colorado. There are two ways to obtain a motorcycle endorsement on your license:
If you’re under the age of 18, there are a few more requirements you must complete before receiving a permit, in addition to the requirements above:
In addition to those requirements, motorcycle riders under 18 years of age can only ride under the supervision of an adult who is at least 21 years old and has a motorcycle-endorsed driver’s license—and that adult has to have permission from the minor’s parent or guardian. If you’re younger than 16 years old, you can only ride under the supervision of a Motorcycle Safety Foundation motorcycle instructor.
If you’re planning on cruising on your bike while blasting your favorite tunes, there are a few rules and regulations that must be considered before doing so, and it depends on when your motorcycle was made. According to AAA, Colorado law states that any motorcycle manufactured on or after July 1, 1971, and before January 1, 1973 may not exceed a noise level of 88 dBA at 50 feet. Any motorcycle manufactured on or after January 1, 1973 may not exceed 86 dBA. And again, remember that mufflers are required.
Most automobile driving laws are similar for motorcyclists; however, there are a few exceptions that pertain only to motorcycles, as cars couldn’t physically perform these actions due to size.
If you have any questions about this article, don’t hesitate to contact an experienced motorcycle crash lawyer in Denver today. Contact us by phone at (303) 388-5304 or fill out our online contact form.
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