2022 Rhode Island General Laws
Title 31 - Motor and Other Vehicles
Chapter 31-10.1 - Special License for Motorcycles, Motor Scooters, and Other Motor Driven Cycles
Section 31-10.1-6. - Passengers.

Universal Citation: RI Gen L § 31-10.1-6. (2022)

§ 31-10.1-6. Passengers.

Any passenger on a motorcycle, motor scooter, or motor-driven cycle must be provided with a separate rear seat, a separate foot-rest, and an appropriate handlebar or grip for his or her use, and must wear a properly fitting helmet of a type approved by the administrator of the division of motor vehicles. No person shall operate a motorcycle, motor scooter, or motor-driven cycle unless any passenger on it wears a helmet and is able to rest his or her feet upon a foot-rest. Any passenger on a motorcycle, motor scooter, or motor-driven cycle under twelve (12) years of age must have a properly secured back-rest or equivalent, shall have his or her feet placed upon the foot-rest, and shall be seated behind the operator unless a side car is provided. When, however, a side car is provided this age requirement shall not apply to any passenger(s) in the sidecar. Violations of this section are subject to fines enumerated in § 31-41.1-4.

History of Section.
P.L. 1967, ch. 27, § 1; P.L. 1968, ch. 35, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 364, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 197, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 299, § 1; P.L. 2002, ch. 292, § 105.

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