2013 Rhode Island General Laws
Title 31 - Motor and Other vehicles
Chapter 31-10.1 - Special License for Motorcycles, Motor Scooters, and Other Motor Driven Cycles
Section 31-10.1-2 - Learner's permit.

RI Gen L § 31-10.1-2 (2013) What's This?

§ 31-10.1-2 Learner's permit. – (a) Upon applying for a first license to drive a motorcycle and after successfully completing a motorcycle driver education program pursuant to § 31-10.1-1.1 and after satisfying the requirements of § 31-10.1-3, the administrator of the division of motor vehicles may issue a motorcycle learner's permit to take instruction in the operation of a motorcycle which entitles the holder to operate or drive a motorcycle on the public highway, other than limited access highway, as a learner, under the general supervision, and whether or not under the immediate control, of a licensed motorcycle operator, at least eighteen (18) years of age. A person who has been issued a learner's permit may not carry passengers other than the supervising driver on the motorcycle until the person has been licensed to operate a motorcycle.

(b) The following persons are eligible for a motorcycle learner's permit:

(1) A person who is at least sixteen (16) years old but less than eighteen (18) years old and has a limited provisional license or a full operator's license issued by the division of motor vehicles.

(2) A person who is at least eighteen (18) years old and has a license issued by the division of motor vehicles.

(c) The holder of a motorcycle learner's permit who has a limited provisional license may drive the motorcycle only at times when the license holder could drive a motor vehicle without supervision pursuant to § 31-10-14.

(d) A motorcycle learner's permit expires eighteen (18) months after it is issued.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1967, ch. 27, § 1; P.L. 1978, ch. 184, § 2; P.L. 1998, ch. 371, § 3; P.L. 1998, ch. 386, § 3.)

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