Did you know that in 2021, there were 8.6 million registered motorcycles in the United States? Are you looking to drive a motorcycle in the city of Atlanta? Well, before you can get the keys to your new ride, there are some licensing requirements that you’ll have to complete.
Motorcycle licensing requirements vary from above the road to below the road requirements. We’ll cover all the ATL motorcycle licensing requirements right here.
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The first option to have a motorcycle license in Georgia is to choose a Motorcycle Safety Training Program that the state offers. During this program, you receive training on handling motorcycles. If you successfully complete the course, then you will receive a 90-day Motorcycle Test Waiver.
The waiver means that you don’t have to take the tests that are usually required when you apply for a license.
Your second option is to go to a customer service center and apply for a license directly. You will have to pass a knowledge test and a road test on a motorcycle. Keep in mind that you will have to supply your own motorcycle for the road test if you apply for your license this way, and the motorcycle has to pass a safety inspection by the examiner.
In order to pass your knowledge tests, you want to study the information found in the Motorcycle Operators Manual for the state of Georgia. The manual has critical information to safely operate a motorcycle on Georgia roads, safe practices, and road rules.
During the road test, you have to demonstrate your skills on a physical motorcycle. You will have a few exercises to see how well you handle your motorcycle. They will also evaluate how you would avoid any accidents, whether you are in dangerous or normal traffic and how well you control the bike.
Qualifying for a Class M motorcycle license, requires you to be at least 17 years of age. Although you can be under 18, you will need a legal guardian or parent to sign the Driver’s License form along with a Responsible Adult Affidavit if you are under 18 years of age.
For those under 18, you will also have to show a Certificate of School Enrollment.
Although it is not required to have an attorney on hand, we highly recommend having a reputable motorcycle accident lawyer contact information saved in case of an emergency. This will give you peace of mind that you can call someone familiar with motorcycle laws in case something were to happen.
Feeling Like a Motorcycle Licensing Pro?
Now that you learned your options for motorcycle licensing in Atlanta, you can choose the best option for you. Opting for option 1 will allow you to learn from a professional and practice what you learn, while in option 2 you will have to do the learning on your own.
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