2012 Indiana Code
TITLE 9. MOTOR VEHICLES
ARTICLE 21. TRAFFIC REGULATION
CHAPTER 10. MOTORCYCLES

IC 9-21-10
Chapter 10. Motorcycles

IC 9-21-10-1
Passengers; number; seating restrictions
Sec. 1. In addition to the person who operates a motorcycle that has only two (2) wheels in contact with the ground or pavement, one (1) person may be carried on the motorcycle. A passenger may be carried only on a firmly attached and regular seat designed for passenger use.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.

IC 9-21-10-2
Passengers; interference with operation and control; obstruction of view
Sec. 2. A passenger may not be carried on a motorcycle in a position that interferes with the operation or control of the motorcycle or the view of the person who operates the motorcycle.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.

IC 9-21-10-3
Packages, bundles, or other articles preventing proper use of handlebars
Sec. 3. A person who operates a motorcycle may not carry a package, bundle, or other article that prevents the person from keeping both hands on the handlebars.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.

IC 9-21-10-4
Seating restrictions
Sec. 4. A person may not drive, operate, or ride as a passenger on a motorcycle that has only two (2) wheels in contact with the ground or pavement in a position other than astride the seat or saddle provided.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.

IC 9-21-10-5
Headlamps; illumination during operation
Sec. 5. Headlamps shall be illuminated at all times when a motorcycle is in operation.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.

IC 9-21-10-6
Traffic lanes; restrictions on use
Sec. 6. A motorcycle is entitled to the full use of a traffic lane and a vehicle may not be driven or operated in a manner that deprives another vehicle of the full use of a traffic lane. Motorcycles may, with the consent of both persons who operate the motorcycles, be operated with not more than two (2) abreast in a single traffic lane.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.
IC 9-21-10-7
Traffic regulations; application to motorcycles
Sec. 7. All traffic regulations and all rights and duties inured from the traffic regulations that apply to a person who drives or operates a motor vehicle apply to a person who operates a motorcycle, except the following:
(1) Regulations that expressly do not apply to motorcycles.
(2) Regulations that by their nature have no application.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.

IC 9-21-10-8
Motorcycles prohibited from operation on highways
Sec. 8. A motorcycle:
(1) with a design speed of not more than thirty (30) miles per hour; and
(2) that has a seat, but not a saddle;
may not be operated on an interstate highway or on a highway outside the limits of a city or town.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.

IC 9-21-10-9
Drivers or passengers under 18 years of age; headgear and goggles
Sec. 9. If a person who is less than eighteen (18) years of age is operating or riding on a motorcycle on the streets or highways, the person shall wear the following:
(1) Protective headgear meeting the minimum standards set by the bureau.
(2) Protective glasses, goggles, or a transparent face shield.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.

IC 9-21-10-10
Renting or furnishing a motorcycle to an unlicensed driver; prohibition
Sec. 10. A person may not rent, lease, or furnish a motorcycle to another person for use on the streets and highways who is not regularly licensed to operate a motor vehicle by the state in which the other person is a resident.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.

IC 9-21-10-11
Subleasing or otherwise authorizing use of motorcycle to an unlicensed driver; prohibition
Sec. 11. A person to whom a motorcycle is rented, leased, or furnished may not rent, sublease, or otherwise authorize the use of the motorcycle on the streets and highways to a person who is not licensed to operate a vehicle in Indiana.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.

IC 9-21-10-12
Renting, leasing, or furnishing an unsafe motorcycle; prohibition Sec. 12. A person may not rent, lease, or furnish a motorcycle that is not in safe operating condition.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.

IC 9-21-10-13
Violations; Class C infraction
Sec. 13. A person who violates this chapter commits a Class C infraction.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.

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