What are the Motorcycle Laws of Kentucky?

Kentucky Motorcycle Laws

All motorcycles or mini bikes that do not have the proper state registration cannot be operated on the road. The same goes for operators of these bikes who do not have valid driver's licenses. The laws that apply to regular vehicles apply to motorcycles and minibikes when it comes to registration and driver's license. Nonetheless, only on private property can a motorcycle can be legally operated without these documents.

For more detailed answers to questions see the operator's manual link: Kentucky Motorcycle Operator's Manual

Operators can be on a motorcycle without a helmet if they are over the age of 21 and have held a motorcycle license for more than one year. A passenger who wishes to ride on a motorcycle without a helmet must be over the age of 21. Please click HERE for a more detailed explanation of the Kentucky motorcycle helmet law.

DUI on a Motorcycle, What Happens?

If you are convicted of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol while operating a motorcycle you can face the following penalties in the state of Kentucky:

  • License suspension: A mandatory suspension is issued for being convicted, arrested or refusing to submit to a breath test.
  • Fines: Most fines are issued in conjunction with the suspension of your license.
  • Community Service: This can be handed down by a judge in various forms.

The Same Law Applies

Motorcycles, mini bikes, and mopeds are all subject to the same laws and rules of the road in Kentucky as other vehicles. A biker cannot weave in and out of traffic at high rates of speed. A motorcyclist cannot use the shoulder illegally or ride on sidewalks to avoid the normal flow of traffic. Motorcyclist must follow the same safety rules as everyone else on the road. If they don't then they can be held accountable.

Before purchasing a motorcycle, make sure you know and understand the laws governing them in the state of Kentucky.

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