2017 Utah Code
Title 41 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 6a - Traffic Code
Part 15 - Special Vehicles
Section 1506 - Motorcycles -- Required equipment -- Brakes.

Universal Citation: UT Code § 41-6a-1506 (2017)
Effective 5/10/2016
41-6a-1506. Motorcycles -- Required equipment -- Brakes.
  • (1) A motorcycle and a motor-driven cycle shall be equipped with the following items:
    • (a) one head lamp that, when factory equipped with an automatic lighting ignition system, may not be disconnected;
    • (b) one tail lamp;
    • (c) either a tail lamp or a separate lamp which illuminates the rear license plate with a white light;
    • (d) one red reflector on the rear, either separate or as part of the tail lamp;
    • (e) one stop lamp;
    • (f) a braking system, other than parking brake, in accordance with Section 41-6a-1623;
    • (g) a horn or warning device in accordance with Section 41-6a-1625;
    • (h) a muffler and emission control system in accordance with Section 41-6a-1626;
    • (i) a mirror in accordance with Section 41-6a-1627; and
    • (j) tires in accordance with Section 41-6a-1636.
  • (2) An autocycle shall be equipped with the following items:
    • (a) a seatbelt for each seat installed in the autocycle in accordance with Section 41-6a-1628;
    • (b) at least one head lamp that, when factory equipped with an automatic lighting ignition system, may not be disconnected;
    • (c) at least one tail lamp;
    • (d) either a tail lamp or a separate lamp that illuminates the rear license plate with a white light;
    • (e) at least one red reflector, either separate or as part of the tail lamp or tail lamps;
    • (f) at least one stop lamp;
    • (g) a braking system, other than a parking brake, in accordance with Section 41-6a-1623;
    • (h) a horn or warning device in accordance with Section 41-6a-1625;
    • (i) a muffler and emission control system in accordance with Section 41-6a-1626 that, when factory equipped, may not be removed ;
    • (j) a mirror in accordance with Section 41-6a-1627; and
    • (k) tires in accordance with Section 41-6a-1636.
  • (3) The department may require an inspection of the braking system on a motor-driven cycle and disapprove a braking system that is not designed or constructed as to insure reasonable and reliable performance in actual use in accordance with Section 41-6a-1623.
  • (4) A person may not operate a motor-driven cycle on a highway if the department has disapproved the braking system on the motor-driven cycle.
  • (5)
    • (a) Upon notice to the party to whom the motor-driven cycle is registered, the department may suspend the registration of a motor-driven cycle if the department has disapproved the braking system under this section.
    • (b) The Motor Vehicle Division shall, under Subsection 41-1a-109(1)(e) or (2), refuse to register a motor-driven cycle if it has reason to believe the motor-driven cycle has a braking system disapproved under this section.
  • (6) A violation of this section is an infraction.


Amended by Chapter 40, 2016 General Session
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