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TITLE 37PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
CHAPTER 15DRIVER LICENSE RULES
SUBCHAPTER ALICENSING REQUIREMENTS
RULE §15.6Motorcycle License

A motorcycle license authorizes the driving of a motorcycle, motor-driven cycle or moped. Three types of motorcycle licenses are issued. One is for all motorcycles of any size engine; one is for motor-driven cycles of 250 cubic centimeter piston displacement or less; and one is for mopeds of less than 50 cubic centimeter piston displacement. A driver qualifying to operate both motorcycle and Class A, B, or C type vehicles will be issued one license showing both classes with restrictions when applicable.

  (1) Motorcycle. Requires a Class M license.

    (A) This authorizes operation of all motorcycles, motor-driven cycles, and mopeds.

    (B) The minimum age is 16 years with completion of the classroom phase of driver education and the Department-Approved Basic Motorcycle Operator Training Course or Minor's Restricted Driver License (MRDL) approval.

  (2) Motor-Driven Cycle. Requires restricted Class M license.

    (A) The minimum age is 15 years with completion of the classroom phase of driver education and the Department-Approved Basic Motorcycle Operator Training Course or Minor's Restricted Driver License (MRDL) approval.

    (B) The Class M license will be restricted to driving a motor-driven cycle with 250 cubic centimeter piston displacement (Code I).

  (3) Moped. Requires restricted Class M license.

    (A) The minimum age is 15 years with parent or guardian authorization and pass the vision and written test. No road test is required.

    (B) The Class M license will be restricted to driving a moped (Code K).

  (4) The acceptance of the Department-Approved Motorcycle Operator Training Course includes a motorcycle training course completion card from a state or military training program showing that the applicant has completed a course in basic motorcycle safety instruction that meets or exceeds the Motorcycle Safety Foundation curriculum standards.


Source Note: The provisions of this §15.6 adopted to be effective January 1, 1976; amended to be effective August 31, 1981, 6 TexReg 3011; amended to be effective November 27, 1990, 15 TexReg 6501; amended to be effective March 15, 1991, 16 TexReg 1370; amended to be effective August 11, 1995, 20 TexReg 5616; amended to be effective May 10, 2000, 25 TexReg 4190; amended to be effective December 25, 2003, 28 TexReg 11342

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