(A)   Definitions. For the purpose of this section, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
      MOTORCYCLE. Every motor vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, but excluding a tractor.
      MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLE. Every motorcycle, including every motor scooter, with a motor which produces not to exceed five brake horsepower as measured at the drive shaft.
(Prior Code, § 5-501)
   (B)   Lights. No person shall ride a motorcycle upon the streets, alleys or highways from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise unless the same shall be equipped with at least one and not more than headlights plainly visible from the front and with a taillight exhibiting a red light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to the rear of such motorcycle; provided, said lamps shall comply with the requirements and limitations of the statutes of the state.
(Prior Code, § 5-502)
   (C)   Protective helmets required. A person shall not operate or be a passenger on a motorcycle on any highway in the state unless such person is wearing a protective helmet of the type and design manufactured for use by operators of such vehicles and unless such helmet is secured properly on his or her head with a chin strap while the vehicle is in motion. All such protective helmets shall be designed to reduce injuries to the user resulting from head impacts and shall be designed to protect the use by remaining on the user’s head, deflecting blows, resisting penetration and spreading the force of impact. Each such helmet shall consist of lining, padding and chin strap and shall meet or exceed the standards established in the United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 218, 49 C.F.R. § 571.218, for motorcycle helmets.
(Prior Code, § 5-503)
   (D)   Rules of the Road; applicability. Any person who operates a motorcycle shall have all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of any other vehicle under the Nebraska Rules of the Road, except for special motorcycle regulations in the rules, except for those provisions of the rules which, by their nature, can have no application.
(Prior Code, § 5-504)
Penalty, see § 10.99
Statutory reference:
   Related provisions, see Neb. RS 60-639, 60-640, 60-6,219, 60-6,278 through 60-6,282, 60-6,306