MOTORCYCLE SAFETY

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How to get a Louisiana Motorcycle License

Ready to take your motorcycle on the open road? This article will take you through the steps to get your Louisiana motorcycle license with an extra emphasis on safe driving.

The Rules

Under Louisiana DMV guidelines, anyone who drives a motorcycle must have a Class M motorcycle license or motorcycle instruction permit.

Applicants must be 17 years of age, pass the motorcycle knowledge test, a sign test and a vision screening. The final step is to pass the motorcycle skills test where you will demonstrate your competency in motorcycle operation.

Like most states, Louisiana will waive your skills test and issue you a license if you complete an approved basic motorcycle rider safety course. These courses
last anywhere from two to six weeks and include classroom instruction as well as driver training in a controlled, off-street environment. When you successfully complete this course, you will be eligible
for your motorcycle driver’s license without having to take your Louisiana’s road test.

Prepare for the Written Exam

The Louisiana DMV requires that all applicants must pass a written motorcycle knowledge test on traffic signs, motor vehicle laws and safe driving techniques.

If you fail the exam, some states require you to wait until at least until the next day to take the test again and charge a re-examination fee.

All motorcyclists are encouraged to study for this written test so you don’t take a chance on standing in line at the DMV Office only to go home empty-handed. Online practice tests are available that provide real
sample questions from the Louisiana DMV Motorcycle Exam. Take the Louisiana motorcycle sample test now
and test your driving knowledge.