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

Safety Helmet: Required by law
Eye Protection: Not Required
Passenger Age: No Restriction
Helmet Speakers: No Restrictions
Mirrors: One required by law
Headlight: Daytime headlight required. Modulating headlight permitted.
Turn Signals: Not Required
Handlebars: No Restrictions
Muffler: Muffler or other exhaust system of the type installed at the time of manufacture, in good working order and in constant operation to prevent excessive or unusual noise; muffler cut-out prohibited. (NC General Statutes, Section 20-128)
Noise Restrictions: No acoustical criteria.
Riding Two Abreast in Lane: (a)All motorcycles are entitled to full use of a lane and no motor vehicle shall be driven in such a 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. (b) Motorcycles shall not be operated more than two abreast in a single lane. (1965, c. 909; 1973, c. 1330, s. 14; 1975, c.786.)
Lane Splitting: Not referenced in Administrative Code or Statutes
Insurance: Compulsory Liability (Minimum Limits)(30/60/25) - Insurance companies may apply to Insurance Bureau for insurance discount for rider education course graduates.

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 Some laws may have been changed or repealed and new laws may have be added.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.