Tennessee Law is lenient, thankfully!

crazeehorse

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tca- 55-8-101:-(34) “Motorized bicycle” means a vehicle with two (2) or three (3) wheels, an automatic transmission, and a motor with a cylinder capacity not exceeding fifty cubic centimeters (50cc) which produces no more than two (2) brake horsepower and is capable of propelling the vehicle at a maximum design speed of no more than thirty miles per hour (30 mph) on level ground. The operator of a motorized bicycle must be in possession of a valid operator's or chauffeur's license, and shall be subject to all applicable and practical rules of the road. A motorized bicycle may not be operated on a highway of the interstate and defense highway system, any similar limited access multilane divided highway, or upon sidewalks;

this is copied, form tennessee code. i could find no law stating anyone over the age of 16 is required to wear a helmet. check it out for yourself, but i have been riding without one for a while.

here is the link to the entire tennessee code

http://www.michie.com/tennessee/lpext.dll?f=templates&fn=main-h.htm&cp=tncode

if you find a law stating adults have to wear a helmet, let me know. i don't need any tickets .
 

crabdance

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tca- 55-8-101:-(34) "Motorized bicycle" means a vehicle with two (2) or three (3) wheels, an automatic transmission, and a motor with a cylinder capacity not exceeding fifty cubic centimeters (50cc) which produces no more than two (2) brake horsepower and is capable of propelling the vehicle at a maximum design speed of no more than thirty miles per hour (30 mph) on level ground. The operator of a motorized bicycle must be in possession of a valid operator's or chauffeur's license, and shall be subject to all applicable and practical rules of the road. A motorized bicycle may not be operated on a highway of the interstate and defense highway system, any similar limited access multilane divided highway, or upon sidewalks;

this is copied, form tennessee code. i could find no law stating anyone over the age of 16 is required to wear a helmet. check it out for yourself, but i have been riding without one for a while.

here is the link to the entire tennessee code

http://www.michie.com/tennessee/lpext.dll?f=templates&fn=main-h.htm&cp=tncode

if you find a law stating adults have to wear a helmet, let me know. i don't need any tickets .

Thanks for the Tennessee law quote. I'm about to get my bike together and I need to know these things. I didn't know about the highway law because I think we have one that has a bike lane on it??? Maybe I'm reading it wrong. I read somewhere that you have to wear a helmet. I can't back it up but it was a post on this board and probably on this thread. Either way I'm going to wear one because I know who wins when it comes to cagers vs. bike or road vs. bike. Thanks for the info!
 
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