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

Safety Helmet: Required by law
Eye Protection: Required by law 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.
Riding Two Abreast in Lane: Motorcycles shall not be operated more than two (2) 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: The minimum coverage amount required by the state's financial responsibility law increased on April 1, 2008, to $25,000 for each injured person, up to a total of $50,000 per accident, and $25,000 for property damage. (The limits prior to April 1 were $20,000 for each injured person, up to a total of $40,000 per accident, and $15,000 for property damage per accident.) The limits will increase again on January 1, 2011, to $30,000 for each injured person, up to a total of $60,000 per accident, and $25,000 for property damage per accident. Drivers will be required to comply with the new limits as their policies are issued or renewed on or after the effective dates.

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 Some laws may have been changed or repealed and new laws may have be added.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