Grove’s Motorcycle Safety Bill Gains Committee Approval
12/4/2013
HARRISBURG – In an effort to better protect the most vulnerable travelers on our roadways, Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) is pushing for changes in the way motorcycle riders obtain and use learner’s permits. Today, the Senate Transportation Committee unanimously passed Grove’s legislation, House Bill 892, which would limit the number of times a rider an re-apply for a learner’s permit to three times in a five-year period.

“We have been dealing with individuals who continually violate the restrictions of motorcycle permits because they treat permits like actual licenses,” Grove said. “Permits are temporary and their purpose is to get riders to obtain full driver’s licenses. This legislation will enable riders to learn properly while pushing them to actually get their motorcycle licenses.”

The legislation is supported by the Alliance of Bikers Toward Education (A.B.A.T.E). Grove is working with statewide law enforcement that often deal with motorcycle offenses committed by unlicensed riders, and those who only carry permits.

House Bill 892 has vast bi-partisan support with 104 co-sponsors to date who believe tighter rules on permits will educate the most at-risk riders, and make Pennsylvania’s roads safer for everyone. The bill now heads to the full Senate chamber for further consideration.

For more information on Grove’s legislative goals visit www.repgrove.com or www.Facebook.com/RepSethGrove.

Representative Seth Grove
196th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Mike Straub
717.260.6479
mstraub@pahousegop.com  
RepGrove.com / Facebook.com/RepSethGrove
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