House bill to improve motorcycle safety

House Bill No. 892 is now law in Pennsylvania. The new law will limit the number of times motorcycle riders can reapply for a learner’s permit to three times in a five-year period.

The bill was introduced by state Rep. Seth Grove, R-196 of York.
“We have been dealing with individuals who continually violate the restrictions of motorcycle permits because they treat permits like actual licenses,” Grove said.
This legislation is supported by the Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education as another way to develop safe driving practices. Grove worked with statewide law enforcement in crafting this legislation.
ABATE also continues to support the state’s motorcycle safety program, providing free student motorcycle safety training, with an opportunity to obtain a class “M” license upon completion of the course. Those interested in registering for basic motorcycle riders course should visit the state’s ABATE website, www.abatepa.org, the state Department of Transportation’s Live Free Ride Alive website, or call 1-800-845-9533.