Grove Reminds Young Riders of Changes to Pennsylvania’s Motorcyclist Licensing Law
SPRING GROVE – Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) is reminding young drivers looking to obtain a Class M motorcycle license that a new law requiring them to complete the free Basic Rider Course (BRC) will take effect on Friday, Aug. 31.
“I authored the measure to make the roads safer for young motorcyclists and for those with whom they share the road,” said Grove. “Inexperience is a factor in many crashes involving young drivers. I am hopeful this law will help young riders gain lifesaving knowledge about motorcycle safety.”
Act 84, formerly House Bill 254, requires 16- and 17-year old drivers who are seeking a Class M license to complete PennDOT’s BRC. The course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of safe and responsible operation of a motorcycle, including classroom and riding course instruction.
Grove noted that the 15-hour course will count toward the 65 hours of on-the-road training required by state law for minors seeking a driver’s license.
More information, including a Frequently Asked Questions sheet, is available at www.RepGrove.com
. Grove also posts information at www.Facebook.com/RepSethGrove
State Representative Seth Grove
196th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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