Summer is just about here and there is no better feeling than getting out on a motorcycle and riding through your favorite parts of Pennsylvania.
This is the time to make the move to take your motorcycle test. If you don’t yet have a license, there are a few simple common sense steps you need to take in order to make your riding safe, fun, and of course, legal. If you have any insurance or legal questions, feel free to consult me, or any other qualified motorcycle lawyers.
A motorcycle license is categorized as a “Class M” license. You are required to pass a basic knowledge test and a motorcycle skills test in order to qualify for your Class M license. Once you pass your basic knowledge test you will be issued a Class M learners permit.
Riding with Your Class M Learners Permit
With your learners permit you can only operate your motorcycle during daylight hours, between sunrise and sunset. All passengers must be Class M license holders.
If you do not already have a license to drive another class of vehicle, you must also only ride under the instruction and supervision of someone who holds a full Class M license. A Class M learners permit is good for one year and costs very little.
You can apply for a license if you are as young as 16, but those under 18 years of age have additional requirements. They must have their permit for at least 6 months and have 65 hours of supervision before taking their motorcycle skills test.
They are also required to take the Motorcycle Safety Program Basic Rider Course.
Taking Your Motorcycle Skills Test
After you feel comfortable with your riding you should schedule your motorcycle skills test. This is the final motorcycle test to complete to get your full Class M license.
Then you will join the community of Pennsylvania motorcycle riders, which includes Pennsylvania motorcycle attorney Lee D. Gaber.
The Motorcycle Safety Program Basic Rider Course is open to anyone, not just those under 18, as this type of instruction is a valuable learning opportunity.
It is always best to equip yourself with good knowledge and training which will minimize the chance of an accident. If you or someone you know has been in a NJ or PA motorcycle accident, please call Lee D. Gaber at 888-292-5352 (888-CYCLE-LAW).
Lee is a motorcycle rider himself and understands the concerns of fellow riders.