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Getting a Motorcycle License

September 29, 2015 Hastings and Hastings

What could be better than cruising down a beautiful, open desert road with the wind in your hair, music in your ears, a beautiful sunset beside you, and nothing but freedom and adventure ahead of you? Well, maybe skip the wind in your hair part. If you are living this fantasy, it probably means you are driving your motorcycle, which also means you need to be wearing a helmet. Still sounds pretty spectacular though doesn’t it? If you want to turn this fantasy into a reality, maybe it is time to get a motorcycle driver’s license.

So what do you need? Well, the requirements for obtaining an Arizona motorcycle license are all relatively simple. Instruction permits can be given out as early as 15 years and 6 months old, which means that potential motorcycle owners can start learning at a very young age. For safety reasons, drivers with instructional permits are prohibited from carrying a passenger.

For prospective motorcycle enthusiasts age 16 or older, you need to start out by completing a Driver License / Identification Card Application. Next, applicants must complete a motorcycle driver education program which has been approved by the Motor Vehicle Division. Alternatively 30 hours of motorcycle riding practice can be completed. If you have already met these requirements in another state, and carry a valid out-of-state motorcycle license, these steps can be skipped.

There you go! You are ready to hit the road on your motorcycle. Remember though to always exhibit caution when you are riding. Motorcycles do not offer the same structural support and protection as cars. Accidents can be much more deadly when involving a motorcycle. Take things easy, follow traffic laws, and wear a helmet. With the proper precautions,you can enjoy riding your motorcycle for many years to come.