In order to apply for your Motorcycle Permit and License you must first pass a written test on road signs and traffic laws. You will then receive a permit which allows you ride with restrictions. For more information please see our Applying for a Motorcycle License section.

The driver’s manual is the book that provides the information you need to know in order to pass your written test and to get your beginners permit. It is important to read the manual because they have pertinent information necessary to pass this test and ride a motorcycle safely.

Sections of the Manual

There are several major topics covered in the handbook including:

  • Permit information and restrictions
  • Information regarding motorcycles and proper gear to wear when riding
  • Vehicle control
  • Traffic laws
  • Safety precautions
  • How to ride safely
  • Carrying passengers or group riding
  • Mechanical issues

For more information, please see a PDF version of the Motorcycle Handbook or contact your local DMV office.

Additional Information

Last updated on Friday, February 28 2020.