Does the windshield satisfy the glazing requirement? If so, we may not need a helmet.
I agree. Just an intersting topic. Am I required to wear the seatbelt? I do not believe that seatbelts are required for MC riders.Definitely up for interpretation. The words "cab" and "around" the occupant would seem suggest to me that the vehicle has a top with a windshield and windows both of which are absent on the SS. The SS will draw attention just like a bright red $400K Ferrari does. That means anyone driving an SS will be under extra scrutiny. If this was a topless white Ford Taurus with no doors you would probably not get a second glance but no chance of that happening in the SS.
If helmets are required for MC riders in your state I would be inclined to abide by that law until things get shaken out a bit unless you have an excellent attorney on staff and just want to be the first guinea pig in court challenging the code.
I would expect that your local seat belt law says something to the affect that if a vehicle is factory equipped with a seat belt you are required by law to wear it. The Sling Shot is factory equipped with 3-point seat belts and forged aluminum roll hoops. I myself and my passenger will be belted in...I agree. Just an intersting topic. Am I required to wear the seatbelt? I do not believe that seatbelts are required for MC riders.
Nope... no helmet required. Glazing refers to a windscreen, the seating area = the cockpit. It has seats similar to a car or truck, and has seatbelts. It meets all requirements of article 1. While it is a motorcycle and there is no question about it, article 1 refers to a motorcycle that has the aforementioned specifications, which the SS does. There is no mention of a roof.
If it didn't meet the standards of a motercycle it wouldn't exist.If you live in a state requiring a helmet you might consider going to the County Clerk, District Prosecutor, or even the State Police and getting their "legal" opinion IN WRITING so if you get stopped at least you have a leg to stand on when you go in front of the judge...just my .02 cents worth
I agree, and the reason I suggested getting an "Official" written statement is because opinions vary even amongst LEO, one may write you a ticket for LED lighting and the next will stop you just to admire your efforts........Again...way too serious.
This isn't hard. Jeez. Make a phone call to your local LEO or talk to one at Starbucks when they're getting coffee. Don't use a forum to interpret law.