While any vehicle on the roadways in Colorado must comply with general traffic laws, there are also some specific laws when it comes to motorcycles. These Colorado motorcycle laws have been enacted in an effort to minimize potential motorcycle accidents and keep Colorado roadways as safe as possible. Although failing to comply with Colorado motorcycle laws can result in getting pulled over and ticketed by a traffic cop (which could also result in points being added to a rider’s license and/or higher insurance rates), in the worst cases, disobeying these motorcycle laws can lead to serious, potentially fatal motorcycle accidents.
The following is an overview of Colorado motorcycle laws:
- Specific traffic laws – One specific traffic law for motorcycles that varies from state to state pertains to lane splitting and lane sharing. In Colorado, both lane splitting and lane sharing with other passenger vehicles is illegal (i.e., motorcyclists are not legally allowed to overtake or pass a passenger vehicle that shares the same lane as them). Motorcyclists can, however, share a lane or “co-ride” with another motorcyclist.
It’s important to point out that these Colorado motorcycle laws only lay out the minimum safety standards for motorcycle riders in the state.
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