current motorcycle laws:
4185. Riding on motorcycles.
(a) A person operating
a motorcycle shall ride only upon the permanent and regular
seat attached thereto, and such operator shall not carry any
other person nor shall any other person ride on a motorcycle
unless such motorcycle is designed to carry more than 1 person
in which event a passenger may ride upon the permanent and regular
seat if designed for 2 persons or upon another seat firmly attached
to the rear or side of the operator and said motorcycle shall
be equipped with passenger footrests.
(b) Every person
operating or riding on a motorcycle shall have in that person's
possession a safety helmet approved by the Secretary of Safety
and Homeland Security (hereinafter "Secretary") through the
Office of Highway Safety and shall wear eye protection approved
by the Secretary; provided, however, that every person up to
19 years of age operating or riding on a motorcycle shall wear
a safety helmet and eye protection approved by the Secretary.
(c) No portion of
the handlebars on a motorcycle may extend more than 15 inches
above the level of the operator's regular seat. The operator
shall keep at least 1 hand on a handgrip of the handlebars at
all times when moving.
(d) A person shall
ride upon a motorcycle only while sitting astride the seat,
facing forward, with 1 leg on each side of the motorcycle.
(e) No person shall
operate a motorcycle while carrying any package, bundle or other
article which prevents the person from keeping both hands on
(f) No operator shall
carry any person, nor shall any person ride, in a position that
will interfere with the operation or control of the motorcycle
or the view of the operator. (21 Del. C. 1953, § 4182;
56 Del. Laws, c. 333; 60 Del. Laws, c. 701, § 54; 61 Del.
Laws, c. 314, § 1; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 1; 74 Del.
Laws, c. 110, § 90.)