Oklahoma Motorcycle Laws & Safety Tips

Oklahoma Motorcycle Laws

  • Safety Helmet - Required by law under age 18.
  • Eye Protection - Required by law unless equipped with windscreen.
  • Daytime Use of Headlight - Required by state law.
  • Passenger Seat and Footrest - Required if carrying a passenger.
  • Passenger Age Restriction - None.
  • Helmet Speakers - No restrictions.
  • Handlebar Height - No higher than eye level of the operator.
  • Mirror (L), Right (R) - Required by law.
  • Radar Detector - No restriction.
  • Muffler - Must be equipped with a muffler or other effective noise-suppressing system in good working order and in constant operation.
  • Maximum Sound Level - No person shall modify the exhaust system in any manner which will amplify or increase the noise or sound emitted louder than that emitted by the muffler originally installed on the vehicle.
  • Motorcycle Operating Two Abreast in Same Lane - Not referenced in codes or statutes.
  • Motorcycle License Endorsement - Yes.
  • Accept Motorcycle Endorsement from Other States - Yes.

Oklahoma Motorcycling Tips

  • Give yourself plenty of space and ride defensively.  People driving cars often have difficulty seeing motorcyclists and reacting in time.
  • Develop good riding techniques and practice before getting into heavy traffic.  Know how to handle your motorcycle in conditions such as wet roads, high winds and uneven surfaces.
  • Always follow the posted speeding limit.
  • Don’t ride when you are tired or under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
  • Be aware of the blind spots of other drivers and avoid weaving between lanes.
  • Use lane positioning to be seen.  Ride in the part of the lane where you are most visible.
  • Wear a quality helmet and eye protection.
  • Bright clothing, a light-colored helmet and reflective strips or decals on your clothing or motorcycle with increase your visibility with other drivers.
  • Leather or other thick clothing materials will protect you while riding your motorcycle.  Choose long sleeves and pants, over-the-ankle boots and gloves.
  • Make sure that your headlight works and is on day and night.
  • Flash your brake light when slowing down and before stopping.
  • Watch for turning vehicles, signal your next move in advance and don’t be afraid to use your horn.
  • Constantly search for changing road conditions.
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