Some matters of motorcycle safety are not simply a matter of common sense; they are the law. These are some motorcycle-related Arizona laws:
License requirements: You must have a class M driver’s license to operate a motorcycle legally in Arizona. The minimum age to get a class M driver’s license is 16. You must take a vision test when taking your other tests to get a class M license; if your vision requires correction, then you must wear your glasses or contact lenses whenever you ride your motorcycle.
Maneuvers on the road test: To get a class M license, you must demonstrate the ability to turn, stop safely, and swerve out of the way of obstacles.
Protective gear: You must wear a helmet, gloves, long pants, a long-sleeved shirt or jacket, shoes that cover the ankles, and eye protection during the road test and when operating your motorcycle.
Child passengers: Children may ride as passengers on motorcycles. They must sit directly behind the driver and must wear helmets and other protective gear.