3 Things Teens Need to Know Before Getting a Pennsylvania Motorcycle License
You have finally made it. You are old enough to drive and you can’t wait to get your license. You have your heart set on riding a motorcycle. Before you apply for a Pennsylvania motorcycle license, there are some things that you should be aware of.
What You Should Know
- You must complete Pennsylvania’s motorcycle safety training if you are 16 or 17 years old. The Basic Rider Course (BRC) is free to Pennsylvania residents and includes 5 hours of classroom instruction and 10 hours of motorcycle driving instruction. These 15 hours will count toward the 65 hours of on the road training required for motorcyclists under age 18.
- You will need to comply with the terms of your license. You will still need a learner’s permit and junior license before you earn your unrestricted license, typically around age 18.
- It is important to wear a helmet and drive defensively. You cannot trust other drivers to look out for your safety. It is important for you to take all of the steps that you can to prevent a serious motorcycle accident injury.
What to do if You are Injured in a Bike Crash
Unfortunately, even if you comply with all of the requirements and suggestions you may still suffer a significant injury in a bike crash. If that happens to you, then it is important to contact an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer for a free consultation about your rights and possible recovery.