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Motorcycle Safety Starts with Proper Training

January 30, 2023 12:00 AM
By: Craig Yetter

With the rapid approach of spring and better weather, PennDOT reminds motorcycle riders gearing up for the open road that safety begins with proper training. 

Through the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program (PAMSP), PennDOT offers free courses under the supervision of certified rider coaches to all Pennsylvania residents who have a motorcycle learner's permit or motorcycle license. 

PennDOT has contracted with several third-party motorcycle training providers to offer motorcycle safety training classes that will include the motorcycle skills test licensing waiver. Individuals interested in training are encouraged to contact the training providers directly for class availability, as additional courses may be offered and providers may offer additional walk-in or waiting list opportunities when individuals fail to report for the training. Customers are encouraged to check our vendor's website for updated class offerings. 

Successful completion of a basic or intermediate course waives the requirement to take a skills test at a PennDOT Driver License Center and automatically earns the permit holder their motorcycle license. Motorcycle permit holders who complete a 3-wheel basic course will earn a motorcycle license with restriction prohibiting the operation a of 2-wheel motorcycle.  

Classes can be scheduled at multiple training sites throughout Pennsylvania. Class schedules are coordinated by each third-party training provider for their individual locations and additional information can be found at Additional classes and locations will continue to be added. 

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