We have put together a simple list of the primary Louisiana state motorcycle laws to help you when traveling through Louisiana on a motorcycle. These Louisiana motorcycle laws where confirmed accurate as of the time of publishing and are provided to you as a reference only. For Louisiana's complete motorcycle laws, please visit the Louisiana state Motor Vehicle website.

Safety Helmet: Required by law
Eye Protection: Required by law unless equipped with windscreen
Passenger Age: At least five year of age must be properly seated on the motorcycle and wearing a safety helmet
Helmet Speakers: No Restrictions
Mirrors: One on left side required by law
Headlight: Modulating headlight permitted
Turn Signals: Required by law
Handlebars: Handgrips below shoulder height
Muffler: No acoustical criteria.
Noise Restrictions: No acoustical criteria.
Riding Two Abreast in Lane: Operating motorcycles on roadways laned for traffic A. All motorcycles are entitled to full use of a lane and no motor vehicle shall be driven in such manner as to deprive any motorcycle of the full use of a lane. This Subsection shall not apply to motorcycles operated two abreast in a single lane.
Lane Splitting: The operator of a motorcycle shall not overtake and pass in the same lane occupied by the vehicle being overtaken. C. No person shall operate a motorcycle between lanes of traffic or between adjacent lines or rows of vehicles.
Insurance: Compulsory Liability (Minimum Limits)(10/20/10)

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