Pennsylvania AIM Attorneys

John Bonanti
43 Park St.
North East, PA 16428
Phone: (800) On-A-Bike (800-662-2453)
Steven R. Kmett
6 North Pennell Road
Media, PA 19063

Pennsylvania Helmet Law

You can ride without a helmet if:

  1. You are 21 years of age or older;
  2. And you;
    1. Have two years riding experience (motorcycle endorsement on drivers license).
    2. Or have passed the Motorcycle Safety Foundation course.

Other Pennsylvania Motorcycle Laws

State Funded Rider Education

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

Eye Protection

  • Required by law.

Daytime Use Of Headlight

  • Lighted lamp requirements for motorcycles. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 4302 (relating to periods for requiring lighted lamps).
  • The operator of a motorcycle, manufactured during or after 1973, upon a highway shall display the lighted head lamps and other lamps and illuminating devices required under chapter 43 (relating to lighting equipment) at all times.

Passenger Seat

  • Required if carrying a passenger.

Passenger Footrests

  • Required if carrying a passenger.

Helmet Speakers

  • To be used for communication purposes only.


  • Required by law. Required for vehicles manufactured after 4/1/77.
  • Required by inspection regulations.

Periodic Safety Inspection

  • Required by law.

65 MPH Speed Limit

  • In effect on designated rural interstate highways.

NCOM Region

REGION VII : Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia

Anti-Discrimination Law


The Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, 43 Pa C. S. 951, et seq. provides that “It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice for any place of public accommodation to refuse or deny to any person because of his race, color, sex, religious creed, ancestry, [or] national origin any of the accommodations, facilities or privileges of such place of public accommodation or to display or post and notice that any of the accommodations, facilities and privileges of any such place shall be refused or denied on account of race, color, religious creed, sex, ancestry, [or] national origin.” Any person whose exercise or enjoyment of rights secured by the Constitution or laws of the United States has been interfered with, or attempted to be interfered with may institute and prosecute a civil action for injunctive and other appropriate equitable relief, including the award of compensatory monetary damages.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of Cohen v. California, 403 U.S. 15 (1971) that individuals have the constitutional right under the First Amendment to wear clothing which displays writing or designs. The United States Supreme Court has long recognized and protected the right of an individual to freedom of association. Thus, a person’s right to wear the clothing of his choice, as well as his right to belong to any club or organization of his choice is constitutionally protected; 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.