Wisconsin AIM Attorneys

Francis J. Martin
Law Offices of Richard M. Lester
250 E. Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1800
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Wisconsin Helmet Law


  • Helmets Required for all riders up to age 18.
  • Helmets Required for novices or permit holders.

Other Wisconsin Motorcycle Laws

State Funded Rider Education

  • Available for all eligible applicants. Required under age 18.
  • May waive skills test for successful completion of rider ed.

Eye Protection

  • Required for instructional permit holders.
  • Required unless equipped with wind screen which is 15″ or higher above handlebars.

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

  • Random inspections, required by law.

65 MPH Speed Limit

  • In effect on designated rural interstate highways.

NCOM Region

REGION IV : Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin

Anti-Discrimination Law


Wisconsin Statutes Section 942.04 makes it a crime to deny the full and equal enjoyment of any public place of accommodation or amusement to any person because of sex, race, color, creed, physical condition, developmental disability, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry. A citizen has the right to move about freely and peaceably in public places, without fear of being discriminatelv removed therefrom. Marie: v. Ritger. 304 F. SUPP 354 (ED.WIS.). 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 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 writings 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. This, a person 5 right to wear clothing of his choice, as well as his 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 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.