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

Safety Helmet: Required by law under age 21, reflectorization required.
Eye Protection: Required by law under age 21, unless equipped with windscreen
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: No acoustical criteria.
Noise Restrictions: No acoustical criteria. NOTE: in conflict with state law the city of Myrtle Beach has passed a helmet ordinance requiring helmet use within city limits and place restrictions on motorcycle exhaust systems.
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 shall not apply to motorcycles operated two abreast in a single lane.
Lane Splitting: b) 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)(25/50/20) - Graduates of rider education program may apply for reduction in motorcycle insurance rates.

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 Some laws may have been changed or repealed and new laws may have be added.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