Kentucky AIM Attorneys

Ralph C. Buss
Law Offices Ralph C. Buss
Vine Center Suite 300
333 W. Vine Street
Lexington, KY 40507
Phone: (800) On-A-Bike (800-662-2453)

As an engineer, Buss designed & tested metals for use in buildings. He retired from engineering, then began to study law. Additionally, Buss studied karate, becoming a black belt. He opened, owned and operated a martial arts school.Ralph Buss was a teen when he (and his family) left Riga, Latvia. They made their home in the USA just after WWII. He learned that education is important to success. Buss studied engineering.

It was in the parking lot of Buss’ martial arts school that he first became interested in motorcycles & their riders. A group of motorcyclists tended to congregate nearby, and conversation soon followed. The motorcyclists talked Buss into riding one of their bikes around the parking lot. After he dropped the H-D & everyone laughed, he learned to ride correctly. The friendships developed into occasional legal work. It was not long before Buss became known as a “biker lawyer”.

Buss is the A.I.M. (Aid to Injured Motorcyclists) attorney for Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky. He is also a tireless defender of motorcyclists’ rights. Much of the work he does is pro bono (free of charge).

Buss recently hosted a conference to explain many of the new “anti-gang” laws and their impact on motorcyclists. Buss prepared an excellent reference book (summarizing several state’s gang laws) for attendees, lined up speakers (including the sponsor of Ohio’s gang law), and talked the publisher of Classic Parts Hotline into buying lunch for the over 250 attendees. At the conference, Buss explained the gang laws, how best to use the reference book, and answered all questions.

Buss is the author of the USA’s first anti-biker anti-discrimination bill, introduced in Buss’ home state of Ohio. Though Buss’ bill failed to pass, other bills modeled after it have been introduced in several states (Minnesota recently passed a similar one, becoming the first state to do so).

Buss spends a lot of time on the road (preparing for & going to court). He makes time to work out regularly. Buss enjoys continuing education, taking more classes than required. He pursues physical and mental fitness with devotion to living each day to its fullest.

Kentucky Helmet Law

Required for All Riders Under 21, motorcycle license (not the permit) for at least one year required to ride without a helmet as of 7/15/1998.

Other Kentucky Motorcycle Laws

State Funded Rider Education

  • Available for all eligible applicants.
  • May waive skills test for successful completion of rider ed.

Eye Protection

  • Required by law.

Passenger Seat

  • Required if carrying a passenger.

Passenger Footrests

  • Required if carrying a passenger.


  • Required by law.

65 MPH Speed Limit

  • In effect on designated rural interstate highways.

NCOM Region

REGION V : Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee

Don’t subject yourself to civil and criminal penalties and to expensive and time consuming lawsuits. Don’t discriminate against people wearing colors or motorcycle attire.