A N A C T
RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES --
LICENSES FOR MOTORCYCLES
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 31-10.1-6 of the General Laws in Chapter 31-10.1 entitled "Special License for Motorcycles, Motor Scooters, and Other Motor Driven Cycles" is hereby amended to read as follows:
31-10.1-6. Passengers. -- Any passenger on a motorcycle, motor scooter, or motor-driven cycle must be provided with a separate rear seat, a separate foot-rest, and an appropriate handlebar or grip for his or her use, and must wear a properly fitting helmet and also unless any passenger is able to rest his or her feet upon a foot rest of a type approved by the administrator. No person shall operate a motorcycle, motor scooter, or motor-driven cycle under twelve (12) years of age, must have properly secured back-rest or equivalent unless any passenger wears a helmet
. ;provided further that any passenger on a motorcycle, motor scooter, or motor driven cycle and shall have his or her feet placed upon the foot-rest and shall be seated behind the operator unless a side car is provided. When, however, a side car is provided the aforesaid age requirement shall not apply to passenger(s) therein.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.