Teens wanting to obtain their motorcycle license in Pennsylvania now face new training requirements, according to a law that went into effect on August 31.
Act 84 requires all 16- and 17-year-olds applying for a motorcycle license to complete the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program Basic Rider Course. The course is intended to provide young bikers with an introduction to the fundamentals of safe and responsible riding.
The training session is available to interested riders of all ages and is free to PA residents with a valid Pennsylvania driver's license or motorcycle permit. It is offered at 70 sites around the state and consists of 15 hours of classroom and riding instruction. Since it began in 1984, the course has graduated roughly 400,000 riders.