MICHIGAN MOTORCYCLE LAWS
Michigan is a popular state for motorcycle riders, but it's important to be aware of the state's laws and regulations while on the beautiful roads of the Great Lakes State. From mandatory helmet use to insurance requirements and handlebar height limits, following the rules of the road can help ensure a safe and legal riding experience.
MICHIGAN'S HELMET LAW
"Understand Michigan's Motorcycle Helmet Laws: Stay Safe and Legal on the Road"
Have you ever wondered what the requirements are for riding without a helmet in Michigan?
Well here is your guide to the law:
It is not mandatory for a person 21 years or older to wear a helmet in Michigan, IF and only if:
The motorcyclist has a valid motorcycle endorsement on their driver's license for at least 2 years or has successfully completed a motorcycle safety course recognized by the state of Michigan; AND
The motorcyclist is required to have insurance coverage of at least $20,000 per person, per incident.
However, if the motorcycle passenger also has their own insurance policy with a minimum coverage of $20,000, then the driver's insurance policy only needs to meet the minimum requirement of $20,000, and does not need to meet the "per person" requirement.
HANDLEBAR HEIGHT LAW
"Staying Legal: Know the limits on Michigan's Handlebar height law"
You can't legally ride a motorcycle on the road if the handlebars are higher than 30 inches from the lowest part of the seat to the top of the handle grip when you're sitting on the motorcycle.
A MOTORCYCLE ENDORSEMENT IS NECESSARY TO OPERATE A
MOTORCYCLE IN MICHIGAN
In order to operate a motorcycle legally in the State of Michigan, you must have a motorcycle endorsement.
Obtaining a motorcycle endorsement may be accomplished in one of two ways:
Completing a motorcycle rider education course; or
Completing a Rider Skills Test, including the knowledge test (which is administered at a Secretary of State office).
"Avoid the Consequences: Know Michigan's Motorcycle Endorsement Requirements Before You Ride"
If you are caught riding without a motorcycle endorsement, the first violation is considered a civil infraction and you will be required to pay a fine of up to $250.00. If you are caught again, any violation after the first offense is considered a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of up to 1 year and/or a fine of up to $500.00.
MINIMUM AGE TO OPERATE A MOTORCYCLE IN MICHIGAN
The minimum age to operate a motorcycle in Michigan is
16 years old.
Michigan requires all motorcycle owners to have liability insurance coverage. This insurance covers damages or injuries that you cause to others while operating your motorcycle. The minimum liability coverage required is $20,000 for one person's injury, $40,000 for all injuries in one accident, and $10,000 for property damage.
OBTAINING OR TRANSFERRING A MICHIGAN MOTORCYCLE TITLE
Get Your Motorcycle Titled in Michigan: A Complete Guide
Are you looking to title your motorcycle in Michigan? The process is straightforward, but it's important to understand what is required before you start. Here's a comprehensive guide to obtaining a motorcycle title in Michigan.
Step 1: Gather the necessary documentation Before you start the title process, make sure you have the following documentation:
Proof of ownership, such as a bill of sale or previous title
Proof of identification and residency
Payment for any applicable fees and taxes
Step 2: Visit the Secretary of State's office next, visit your local Michigan Secretary of State office with the required documentation. You may be required to fill out a title application form, which can typically be found on the Secretary of State's website.
Step 3: Pay the fees Once you have submitted the necessary documentation, you will need to pay the fees for titling, which typically include a title fee and any applicable taxes. The exact fees will vary depending on your specific situation.
Step 4: Receive your new title after the Secretary of State's office has processed your title request and you have paid the necessary fees, they will issue you a new title in your name.
By following these simple steps, you can obtain a motorcycle title in Michigan. If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to the Secretary of State's office for further assistance.
Get your motorcycle on the road legally with a proper title in Michigan.
MOTORCYCLE REGISTRATION IS
MANDATORY IN MICHIGAN
It is mandatory that all motorcycles operating on public roads have a valid registration and that a copy of that registration certificate accompanies the motorcycle at all times.
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