Know your rights and where to learn more.
- You have the right to remain silent when questioned.
- Anything you say or do may be used against you in a court of law.
(Modern readings have can and will in place of may)
- You have the right to consult an attorney before speaking to the police
and to have an attorney present during questioning now or in the future.
- If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you before
any questioning, if you wish.
- If you decide to answer any questions now, without an attorney present,
you will still have the right to stop answering at any time until you talk
to an attorney.
- Knowing and understanding your rights as I have explained them to you,
are you willing to answer my questions without an attorney present?
Supreme Court Rulings-Federal level
State of Rhode Island General Laws
- Helmet Requirements:
- Title 31. Motor and Other Vehicles. Chapter
10.1. Special License for Motorcycles, Motor Scooters, and Other
Motor Driven Cycles. Section 31-10.1-4. Equipment. :
". . . Any operator under the age
of twenty-one (21) shall wear a helmet of a type approved by the
administrator of motor vehicles. In addition, all new operators,
regardless of age, shall be required, for a period of one year from the
date of issuance of the first license pursuant to s 31-10.1-1, to wear a
helmet of a type approved by said administrator."
- Title 31. Motor and Other Vehicles. Chapter 10.1. Special
License for Motorcycles, Motor Scooters, and Other Motor Driven
Cycles. Section 31-10.1-4. Equipment. :
". . . Any person deemed in violation of this
provision shall be fined thirty-five dollars ($35.00) which
shall be paid in accordance with the provisions of chapter 41 of
- Handlebars source
- § 31-10.1-5 Handlebars. – No person shall operate on a
highway or in any parking area for ten (10) or more motor vehicles, any
motorcycle, motor scooter, or motor driven cycle equipped with
handlebars that are more than fifteen inches (15") in height above the
uppermost portion of the seat when depressed by the weight of the
operator. Violations of this section are subject to fines enumerated in
- Passengers source
- § 31-10.1-6 Passengers. – Any passenger on a motorcycle,
motor scooter, or motor-driven cycle must be provided with a separate
rear seat, a separate foot-rest, and an appropriate handlebar or grip
for his or her use, and must wear a properly fitting helmet of a type
approved by the administrator of the division of motor vehicles. No
person shall operate a motorcycle, motor scooter, or motor-driven cycle
unless any passenger on it wears a helmet and is able to rest his or her
feet upon a foot-rest. Any passenger on a motorcycle, motor scooter, or
motor-driven cycle under twelve (12) years of age must have a properly
secured back-rest or equivalent, shall have his or her feet placed upon
the foot-rest, and shall be seated behind the operator unless a side car
is provided. When, however, a side car is provided this age requirement
shall not apply to any passenger(s) in the sidecar. Violations of this
section are subject to fines enumerated in § 31-41.1-4.
- Inspection source
- § 31-10.1-7 Inspection. – Every motorcycle, motor
scooter, or motor driven cycle shall be inspected in accordance with the
law providing for inspection of motor vehicles and shall display a
certificate of inspection as provided in chapter 38 of this title.
Inspection standards for the motor vehicles shall be established by the
administrator of the division of motor vehicles. Inspection stations
shall be specially licensed to inspect motorcycles, motor scooters, and
motor-driven cycles. Certificates of inspection for these vehicles shall
be clearly distinguishable from those issued to other motor vehicles.
Violations of this section are subject to fines enumerated in §
City of Woonsocket
- click Woonsocket City Code then Chapter 14-5 noise. Must not
hear noise within 100 feet or beyond border line.
No person operating or
occupying a motor vehicle on any street, highway, alley, parking lot
or driveway, either public or private property, shall operate or
permit the operation of any sound amplification system, including
but not limited to, any radio, tape player, compact disc player,
loud speaker, or any other electrical device used for the
amplification of sound from within the motor vehicle or, in the case
of a motor vehicle so that the sound is plainly audible at a
distance of 100 feet or more from the vehicle or , in the
ase of a motor vehicle on private
property, beyond the property line as to disturb the peace, quiet
and comfort of the neighboring inhabitants.
For the purpose of this section, “plainly audible” means any
sound which clearly can be heard, by unimpaired auditory senses
based on a direct line of sight of 100 feet or more, from the source
of the sound and crosses a property boundary line or boundary
between dwelling units, however, words or phrases need not be
discernible and said sound shall include base reverberation.
Prohibition contained in this section shall not be applicable to
emergency or public safety vehicles, vehicles owned and operated by
the City of Woonsocket or any utility company, for sound emitted
unavoidably during job-related operation, or any motor vehicle used
in an authorized public activity for which a permit has been granted
by the appropriate agency of the City of Woonsocket.