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

Safety Helmet: Required by law
Eye Protection: Required by law unless equipped with windscreen
Passenger Age: No Restrictions
Helmet Speakers: No Restrictions
Mirrors: One on left side required
Headlight: Modulating headlight permitted
Turn Signals: Not Required
Handlebars: Maximum of 15" above seat - Required by inspection regulations
Muffler: No person shall modify or alter the exhaust system of a motor vehicle or motorcycle in a manner which will amplify or increase the noise emitted by the vehicle above the limits set forth in section b (see Maximum Sound Level).
Noise Restrictions: Maximum allowable A-weighted sound level based on measurements takent at a distance of 50 feet from center line of travel: 1)less than 35 mph--82 dBA 2) over 35 mph--86dBA.
Riding Two Abreast in Lane:
Lane Splitting: Not referenced in Administrative Code or Statutes
Insurance: Compulsory Liability (Minimum Limits)(25/50/10)

These state motorcycle laws very verified as current at the time they were published on this page. Some laws may have been changed or repealed and new laws may have be added. Check with state and/or local authorities for the most up to date laws and regulations.