New Motorcycle Passenger Law Effective October 1, 2024

In April 2024, Maryland lawmakers passed  HB 102, a bill that provides additional guidance to passengers on a motorcycle. A passenger sitting properly on a motorcycle with feet on the pegs/boards provides stability to the rider. Beginning October 1, a passenger will not be able to ride on a motorcycle unless they are able to position their feet firmly on the footrests while seated except in certain cases related to a permanent disability.