Applying for a Motorcyle License (Between the Age of 14 and 16)

To apply for a Motorcycle license between the age of 14 and 16. You must appear before a Driver License Examiner, present the required documentation and take a vision and 2 written exams. One exam is the basic exam all drivers have to take and the 2nd exam is motorcycle specific. The applicant should study both the "Drivers Manual" and the "Motorcycle Manual" Under the age of 16 you have to have a learner permit for a minimum of 30 days. The Learner Permit will allow you to operate a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle:

  1. With a piston displacement not to exceed two hundred fifty (250) cubic centimeters;

  2. Between the hours of 4:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. only;

  3. While wearing approved protective headgear; and

  4. While accompanied by and receiving instruction from any person who is at least twenty-one (21) years of age and who is properly licensed pursuant to the laws of this state to operate a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle, and who has visual contact with the restricted license.

  5. Per Title 47 11-805 No person shall operate any motorcycle at a speed greater than the legally posted speed limit; provided, in no event nor at any time shall an operator under the age of sixteen (16) years drive a motorcycle on a highway which has a minimum speed limit established and posted.

  6. Per Title 47 11-805 No person shall operate any motor-driven cycle at a speed greater than the legally posted speed limit; provided, in no event nor at any time shall any operator drive a motor-driven cycle at a speed greater than thirty-five (35) miles per hour.

The restricted licensee may apply on or after thirty (30) days from date of issuance of the restricted class D license with a motorcycle-only restriction to have the restriction of being accompanied by a licensed driver removed by successfully completing the driving portion of an examination. If the licensee presents a completion card showing that the applicant has completed the Motorcyce Safety Foundation Course the road test will be waived.