Posted on 9th May 2012 @ 11:38 AM
South Dakota Motorcycle Driving Laws
- Every motorcycle must be equipped with at least one but no more than two headlamps.
- The handlebars of a motorcycle must be no higher than the shoulder height of the person operating the motorcycle.
- All persons under the age of 18 must wear motorcycle safety helmets that are approved by the South Dakota Department of Transportation.
- A person riding in an enclosed cab attached to a motorcycle does not have to wear a safety helmet.
- A motorcycle operator must wear an eye protective device unless the motorcycle is equipped with a windscreen of sufficient height and design that protects the motorcycle operator. When headlights are required to be on, a motorcycle operator cannot wear protective eye devices that are tinted or shaded to reduce the light transmission of the device below 35 percent.
- Motorcycles must have at least one tail lamp, which when lighted emits a red light visible for a distance of 500 feet