ATTENTION: MARYLAND RESIDENTS!!
Can't get training in Maryland? We can help!
Here is what you will have to do:
a. Sign up for one of our classes in Virginia, we will teach you how to ride the 3 wheel CAN AM or a two wheel motorcycle, this will involve you taking a
knowledge & riding test with us to pass the respective safety course.
b. Obtain your MD motorcycle learner's PERMIT (either before or after your class). Involves a knowledge test given by MD MVA.
c. if you have access to or acquire a motorcycle/CAN AM, you can then ride your bike within the limits of the learner's permit.
d. schedule yourself to take the license test at a MVA center (at least two weeks after obtaining your learners' permit).
Below are the complete details and links:
Maryland Licensing Requirements
Maryland traffic law requires all operators of motor vehicles to have a valid license. Those without the appropriate licenses are more likely to be involved in traffic accidents. In order to legally operate a motorcycle in the state, you’ll need a valid Class M license. Without this, you may be required to pay a fine, points will be added to your driving record and your motorcycle may be towed away.
In order to apply for the Motorcycle Instructional Learner’s Permit, you need to be at least 15 years and 9 months of age. For the license, you will need to pass the following tests:
1. Vision test – Do you have the minimum visual acuity?
2. Road signs test – Can you read and explain all highway signs?
3. Written exam – Do you have thorough knowledge of traffic laws, rules of the road, motor vehicle law and safe driving practices?
4. Driving test – Can you demonstrate safe operation of a motorcycle?
If you fail any portion of the test, you may retake a second test the next day if an appointment is available. If you fail the second or subsequent test, you must wait at least seven (7) calendar days before a new test can be taken. Testing is scheduled by appointment only.
The Maryland Motorcycle Operator Manual
The Maryland MVA Motorcycle Operator Manual is an essential resource for novice motorcyclists. Careful study of the MD Manual will ensure your success on the road signs test, written exam and on-cycle driving test.
Some major topics that are discussed in the Manual include:
Selecting the right gear
Vehicle control techniques
Positioning the motorcycle on the road
Approaching and navigating through intersections
Handling hazardous road conditions (e.g. dangerous surfaces, animals, flying objects, etc.)
Carrying passengers and cargo
Riding with a group
Effects of drugs/alcohol on judgment
After reading the Maryland Motorcycle Manual, you should be able to answer questions including:
What are the five checks you need to perform BEFORE getting on your motorcycle?
Where are the blind spots of a larger vehicle?
How can a rider reduce his/her reaction time?
The MD Motorcycle Operator Manual is readily available from your local Motor Vehicle Office, or as a free online download.
TRANSPORTING A MOTORCYCLE TO A TEST LOCATION The holder of a motorcycle learner’s permit may transport a motorcycle to the driving test location by truck or other vehicle unaccompanied by another individual if the holder of the learner’s permit is licensed to drive the vehicle used to transport the motorcycle. A motorcycle transported on another vehicle must remain on the transporting vehicle until an examiner authorizes its removal. An applicant driving the motorcycle to the driving test must be accompanied by a person properly licensed to drive a motorcycle who is at least 21 years old and has held a motorcycle license for three (3) years or more. A younger or less experienced holder of a motorcycle license may drive the motorcycle to the examination station and to the starting point where the examiner begins the driving test.
For Information On MARYLAND’S MOTORCYCLE SAFETY COURSES
Motorcycle Special Instructions (class M)
The following items must be presented at the time of your test appointment (class M):
1. Current Maryland learner’s permit (and license, if applicable). Once an individual has obtained their Learner’s Instructional Permit they must maintain it for a minimum of two weeks before scheduling an appointment for their skill test at a full service MVA office.
2. Driver’s Education Certificate if it was not submitted electronically by the school (if the applicant does not already have a noncommercial class C or higher Maryland driver’s license) if this is a GLS permit.
3. Completed skills log book certifying practice hours if this is your first driver’s license;
4. Legally registered, insured and tagged motorcycle with a valid registration card for that test vehicle.
5. Class "M" motorcycle applicants must have their accompanying driver with them on another motorcycle or standing next to them. That individual will be required to show their driver’s license to the examiner prior to the examination being administered.
6. An applicant driving the motorcycle to the driving test must be accompanied by a person properly licensed to drive a motorcycle who is at least 21 years old and has held a motorcycle license for 3 years or more.
7. A younger or less experienced holder of a motorcycle license may drive the motorcycle to the examination station and to the starting point where the examiner begins the driving test.
MVA SCHEDULING SYSTEM
You must schedule an appointment to take the driving skills test. You can schedule your appointment by clicking on the MVA Central Scheduling System, by visiting the MVA branch office where you wish to take the test, or by calling the MVA Customer Service Center at 1-410-768-7000.