Massachusetts AIM Attorneys

Joseph A. Ritzo, P.C.
426 Middle Street
Portsmouth, NH 03802

Massachusetts Helmet Law


  • Helmets Required for all riders.

Other Massachusetts Motorcycle Laws

State Funded Rider Education

  • Available for all eligible applicants.

Eye Protection

  • Required for instructional permit holders.
  • Required unless equipped with wind screen.

Daytime Use Of Headlight

  • Modulating headlight permitted.

Passenger Seat

  • Required if carrying a passenger.

Passenger Footrests

  • Required if carrying a passenger.


Required by law.

Periodic Safety Inspection

  • Required by law.

65 MPH Speed Limit

  • In effect on designated rural interstate highways.

NCOM Region

REGION VIII : Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont

Anti-Discrimination Law


The Massachusetts Civil Rights Act General Laws chapter 12, section III, provides that “Any person whose exercise or enjoyment. of rights secured by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or of rights secured by the United States, or of rights secured by the Constitution or laws of the commonwealth, has been interfered with, may institute and prosecute a civil action for injunctive and other appropriate equitable relief, including the award of compensatory monetary damages.” Additionally, General Laws, chapter 272, section 92A makes it illegal for any tavern or restaurant to display any sign or notice which discriminates against persons of any class in the full enjoyment of the accommodations offered to the general public by such taverns or restaurants. In the case of Cohen v. California 403 U.S. 15 (1971), the Supreme Court ruled that individuals have the constitutional right under the First Amendment, to wear clothing which displays writing or designs. In addition, the right of an individual to freedom of association has long been recognized and protected by the United States Supreme Court Thus, a person’s right to wear the clothing of his choice, is protected under the Massachusetts Civil Rights Act, and persons or establishments who discriminate on the basis of clothing or club membership are subject to lawsuit.

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.