by Matt LeClair | authorpalace.com
A Colorado motorcycle license is needed in order to legally ride the motorcycle on the streets and highways. Aside from a Colorado motorcycle permit, it is the only thing that says one is legally able to operate that particular type of vehicle. Here is a simply how to guide for getting the motorcycle license.
Step one is to get a temporary license that allows riders to operate their motorcycles on streets and highways. This temporary license is known as a permit, and it can be acquired up successful completion of a short written exam. On the test are questions about riding a motorcycle and safety related questions.
After the motorcycle permit is received, the rider basically has 6 months to either take a rider safety course or take the actual written exam and rider test for the motorcycle license. If the rider has opted to take the written exam and rider test, then the 6 month period provides enough time to study and practice driving skills before the testing.
The first part of getting the license is the written exam which consists of many questions that are similar to the questions on the permit test. Many of the questions are common sense, and many are based on the information found in the motorcycle rider manual.
The actual testing must be scheduled with the motor vehicle department in your area, which is where the written and rider tests will be administered. The rider test will be conducted by a motor vehicle department official who will follow behind the rider on another motorcycle or in a car.
Upon successful completion of the written test and the rider skills test, the license will be granted. If either of the parts are not passed, they will have to be re-taken in order to try for the license again.
Riders don’t have to take the written and skills exams in order to get the motorcycle license because there is another solution. Instead, if the rider doesn’t want to complete these two exams, then he or she can simply take a rider safety course which will in most cases result in the opportunity of getting the motorcycle license.