Sec. 13 AAC 04.350 - Equipment for riders

ยง 13 AAC 04.350. Equipment for riders

(a) Except as otherwise provided by statute, a person operating or riding upon a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle upon a public roadway must wear protective headgear that complies with standards of the United States American National Standard Institute Safety Code Z 90.1 - 1971, United States Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 218 (49 C.F.R. 571.218), or is approved by the Snell Memorial Foundation, Underwriter Laboratories, Factory Mutual, United States Department of Transportation, or a comparable foreign testing authority acceptable to the department. The wearing of protective headgear is not required during offroad riding of a motorcycle or a motor-driven cycle.

(b) No person may drive a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle unless he is wearing an eye-protective device which complies with the standards provided by American National Standards Institute Safety Code Z 2.1 - 1959, except when the motor-driven cycle is equipped with a windscreen or windshield as provided in 13 AAC 04.355(b).

(c) No person may rent, lease or loan a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle to another person unless he includes the protective eye and headgear required by this section, except if the person to whom the cycle is rented, leased or loaned has the equipment meeting the requirements of this section.

(Eff. 6/28/79, Register 70; am 10/2/92, Register 123)

Copies of the standards referred to in (a) and (b) of this section are available from American National Standards Institute, Inc., 1430 Broadway, New York, New York 10018, from the United States Department of Transportation, national highway safety administration, Washington, D.C. 10491, or from Snell Memorial Foundation, 2315 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, California 95818.

This section is based in part on former 13 AAC 04.280, 13 AAC 04.285, 13 AAC 04.295, 13 AAC 04.300, and 13 AAC 04.310.

Authority:AS 28.05.011

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