To operate a motorcycle in New York State, you must have a motorcycle operator’s license (Class M) or a motorcycle junior operator’s license (Class MJ). You may drive a motorcycle in New York if you are a resident of another state or country and have a valid NY motorcycle license from there. If you are less than 18 years old, you must obey the license restrictions for both the out-of-state jurisdiction and New York State.
The instructions to apply for a NY driver license, including a NY motorcycle license, are provided in Chapter One of the NYS Driver’s Manual. You should study that manual in addition to this one, even if you already have a license. Your motorcycle license written test will be based on information from both manuals. The Driver’s Manual also contains the junior operator and the NY learner permit restrictions, information on license suspension and revocation and vehicle registration, title and insurance.
In addition to the information in the NY Driver’s Manual, motorcycle operators must be aware that:
When a motorcycle learner is practicing, the supervising driver must hold a valid motorcycle license, be at least 21 years old and remain within 1/4 mile of the learner at all times. Additional restrictions apply to junior learners. The supervising driver need not ride on the learner’s motorcycle, but no other supervising driver may be a passenger. The learner and supervising driver should remain within sight of one another at all times and discuss the learner’s performance after practice. We recommend at least 30 hours of practice, with at least 10 in moderate to heavy traffic.
Road Test Steps:
–Your road test will include left and right circles and figure-eights on public streets. In addition to normal driving maneuvers, you must be able to accomplish these while being alert for other traffic.
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