South Carolina AIM Attorneys

Law Offices of Richard M. Lester, ALC.
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South Carolina Helmet Law


  • Helmets Required for all riders up to age 21.
  • Reflectorization required.

Other South Carolina Motorcycle Laws

Eye Protection

  • Required under age 21.
  • Required unless equipped with wind screen.

Daytime Use Of Headlight

  • Required by law. 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.

Handlebar Height Requirements

No person shall operate any motorcycle with handlebars more than fifteen inches in height above that portion of the seat occupied by the operator.

NCOM Region

REGION VI : Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina

Anti-Discrimination Law


South Carolina’s Equal Enjoyment and Privileges to Public Accommodations Act; S.C Code Section 45-9-10, makes it a crime to deny the full and equal enjoyment of services, facilities privileges, accommodations and goods due to discrimination. The United States Supreme Court ruled (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.

Additionally the right of an individual to freedom of association has been recognized and protected by the Supreme Court A person’s right to wear clothing of his choice, along with the right to belong to any club or organization of his choice is constitutionally protected, and persons or establishments who discriminate on the basis of clothing or club membership are subject to lawsuits.

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.