Grove’s Motorcycle Safety Bill To be Signed Into Law
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. Last week, the Senate unanimously passed Grove’s House Bill 892, and today the House passed it on concurrence, paving the way for the bill to become law. The new law would limit the number of times a motorcycle rider can reapply 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 which deals with motorcycle offenses committed by unlicensed riders, and those who only carry permits.

House Bill 892 tightens the rules on permits in an effort to educate the most at-risk riders, and make Pennsylvania’s roads safer for everyone. The bill now heads to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.

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Representative Seth Grove
196th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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