How to get a Louisiana Motorcycle

Ready to take your motorcycle on the open road? This
article will take you through the steps to get your
Louisiana motorcycle license with an extra emphasis
on safe driving.

The Rules
Under Louisiana DMV guidelines, anyone who drives a
motorcycle must have a Class M motorcycle license or
motorcycle instruction permit.

Applicants must be 17 years of age, pass the
motorcycle knowledge test, a sign test and a vision
screening. The final step is to pass the motorcycle
skills test where you will demonstrate your
competency in motorcycle operation.

Like most states, Louisiana will waive your skills test
and issue you a license if you complete an approved
basic motorcycle rider safety course. These courses
last anywhere from two to six weeks and include
classroom instruction as well as driver training in a
controlled, off-street environment. When you
successfully complete this course, you will be eligible
for your motorcycle driver's license without having to
take your Louisiana's road test.

Prepare for the Written Exam
The Louisiana DMV requires that all applicants must
pass a written motorcycle knowledge test on traffic
signs, motor vehicle laws and safe driving techniques.

If you fail the exam, some states require you to wait
until at least until the next day to take the test again
and charge a re-examination fee.

All motorcyclists are encouraged to study for this
written test so you don't take a chance on standing in
line at the DMV Office only to go home empty-handed.
Online practice tests are available that provide real
sample questions from the Louisiana DMV Motorcycle
Exam. Take the
Louisiana motorcycle sample test now
and test your driving knowledge.