Colorado Revised Statutes Title 42. Vehicles and Traffic § 42-4-232. Minimum safety standards for motorcycles and low-power scooters

(1)(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection (1), a person shall not drive a motorcycle or low-power scooter on a public highway unless the person and any passenger thereon is wearing goggles or eyeglasses with lenses made of safety glass or plastic;  except that this subsection (1) does not apply to a person wearing a helmet containing eye protection made of safety glass or plastic.

(b) A person driving or riding a motorcycle need not wear eye protection if the motorcycle has:

(I) Three wheels;

(II) A maximum design speed of twenty-five miles per hour or less;

(III) A windshield;  and

(IV) Seat belts.

(2) The department shall adopt standards and specifications for the design of goggles and eyeglasses.

(3) Any motorcycle carrying a passenger, other than in a sidecar or enclosed cab, shall be equipped with footrests for such passengers.

(4) Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a class A traffic infraction.


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