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

Safety Helmet: Helmet optional for a person 21 years of age or older who either have been licensed to operate a motorcycle for not less than two full calendar years or have completed a motorcycle rider safety course approved by the department or the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. The passenger of a person exempt under this subsection, if the passenger is 21 years of age or older.
Eye Protection: Required by law
Passenger Age: No Restriction
Helmet Speakers: Speakers To be used for communication purposes only
Mirrors: Two required by law
Headlight: Daytime headlight required.
Turn Signals: Not Required
Handlebars: No Restrictions
Muffler: Muffler required.
Noise Restrictions: Pennsylvania Administrative Code Title 67, Part I, Subpart A, Article VII, Chapter 157, Subchapter B, Section 157.11, Paragraph a: Max A-weighted sound levels as measured at 50 feet: 84dBA at 35 mph or less; 88dBA above 35mph.
Riding Two Abreast in Lane: Operating motorcycles on roadways laned for traffic. (d) Limitation on operating abreast.--Motorcycles shall not be operated more than two abreast in a single lane.
Lane Splitting: Overtaking and passing.--The operator of a motorcycle shall not overtake and pass in the same lane occupied by the vehicle being overtaken. (c) Operation between lanes or vehicles.--No person shall operate a motorcycle between lanes of traffic or between adjacent lines or rows of vehicles.
Insurance: Compulsory Liability (Minimum Limits)(15/30/5)

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 Some laws may have been changed or repealed and new laws may have be added.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