How to get a Louisiana Motorcycle License

Ready to take your motorcycle on the open road? This article
will take you through the steps to get your Louisiana
motorcycle license with an extra emphasis on safe driving.

The Rules
Under Louisiana DMV guidelines, anyone who drives a
motorcycle must have a Class M motorcycle license or
motorcycle instruction permit.

Applicants must be 17 years of age, pass the motorcycle
knowledge test, a sign test and a vision screening. The final
step is to pass the motorcycle skills test where you will
demonstrate your competency in motorcycle operation.

Like most states, Louisiana will waive your skills test and
issue you a license if you complete an approved basic
motorcycle rider safety course. These courses last anywhere
from two to six weeks and include classroom instruction as
well as driver training in a controlled, off-street environment.
When you successfully complete this course, you will be
eligible for your motorcycle driver's license without having to
take your Louisiana's road test.

Prepare for the Written Exam
The Louisiana DMV requires that all applicants must pass a
written motorcycle knowledge test on traffic signs, motor
vehicle laws and safe driving techniques.

If you fail the exam, some states require you to wait until at
least until the next day to take the test again and charge a
re-examination fee.

All motorcyclists are encouraged to study for this written test
so you don't take a chance on standing in line at the DMV
Office only to go home empty-handed. Online practice tests
are available that provide real sample questions from the
Louisiana DMV Motorcycle Exam. Take the
motorcycle sample test now and test your driving knowledge.