Along with many Federal laws governing the wearing of protective gear, such as helmets that meet the terms of the United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Motorcycle Vehicle Safety Standard 218, many states can also exercise the option of instituting additional regulations. Hence, it is wise to check with a state authority that would be able to advise you on what needs to be worn in order to operate a motorcycle in that particular state. This will not only protect you from injury but also from the trouble you would undoubtedly bring upon yourself for disobeying the law.
It is also wise to ensure that you exercise caution and obey the law on the roads. Speed limits are imposed for a reason – to protect you and others on the road. However tempting it might seem to thrash your bike when out on the road, you must refrain from doing so. Not only would you be breaking the law by speeding but you could cause injury or death to yourself or another person.