2017 Utah Code
Title 41 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 6a - Traffic Code
Part 15 - Special Vehicles
Section 1501 - Motorcycle or motor-driven cycle -- Place for operator to ride -- Passengers.

Universal Citation: UT Code § 41-6a-1501 (2017)
Effective 5/12/2015
41-6a-1501. Motorcycle or motor-driven cycle -- Place for operator to ride -- Passengers.
  • (1) A person operating a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle shall ride only on the permanent and regular seat attached to the motorcycle or motor-driven cycle.
  • (2)
    • (a) Except as provided in Subsection (2)(b):
      • (i) a person operating a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle may not carry any other person on the motorcycle or motor-driven cycle; and
      • (ii) a passenger may not ride on a motorcycle or a motor-driven cycle.
    • (b) If a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle is designed to carry more than one person, a passenger may ride on:
      • (i) the permanent and regular seat, if designed for two persons; or
      • (ii) another seat firmly attached to the motorcycle or motor-driven cycle at the rear or side of the operator.
  • (3) A person shall ride on a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle only while sitting astride the seat, facing forward, with one leg on either side of the motorcycle or motor-driven cycle.
  • (4) A person may not operate a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle while carrying a package, bundle, or other article which prevents the person from keeping both hands on the handlebars.
  • (5) An operator of a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle may not carry a person and a person may not ride in a position that interferes with:
    • (a) the operation or control of the motorcycle or motor-driven cycle; or
    • (b) the view of the operator.
  • (6) A violation of this section is an infraction.


Amended by Chapter 412, 2015 General Session
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