Vermont AIM Attorneys

Joseph A. Ritzo, P.C.
Attorney at Law
426 Middle Street
Portsmouth, NH 03802-0658

Vermont Helmet Law


  • Helmets Required for all riders.
  • Reflectorization required.

Other Vermont Motorcycle Laws

State Funded Rider Education

  • Available for all eligible applicants.

Eye Protection

  • 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 Vermont Human Rights Act provides that “an owner or operator of a public place or public accommodation or an agent or employee of such owner or operator shall not, because of the race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, sex or sexual orientation of any person, refuse, withhold from or deny to that person any of the accommodations, advantages, facilities and privileges of the place of public accommodation.” Chapter 139, Title 9 4502(a) V.S.A. “Any person aggrieved by a violation of this chapter may file a charge of discrimination with the human rights commission pursuant to Chapter 141 of this title or may bring an action for injunctive relief and compensatory and punitive damages and any other appropriate relief in the Superior Court for the county in which the violation is alleged to have occurred.” Title 9 4506(a).

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.