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Old 12-13-2011, 12:07 AM
 
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Hello everyone! Perhaps someone can help me?

Long story short, I do not drive, I am however buying a scooter to get around, it is a 49cc 2008 Honda metropolitan scooter.

Now, do I require a license to operate this as it is below 50cc?

Also, how can I go about getting a motorcycle license when I don't have a driver's license? I am willing to do the lessons, but to do the motorcycle test I am told I need a driver's license, which I'll be honest is stupid. Especially if I don't plan on driving any cars any time soon. Anyway hope I have been clear enough and thank you in advance for your help!!
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Denver
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It makes sense because you don't learn basic driving rules and laws in motorcycle class. As far as I know you need to have a driver's license to get a motorcycle license.
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:08 AM
 
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So basically I have to have four days off from work to do the drives lessons and then the test, then another four days off from work to do the motorcycle class? Altogether spending a total of $750 just for the lessons themselves?
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:14 AM
 
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It's just odd to me because in the UK you do not need to have a driver's licence to ride a motorcycle. You need a motorcycle license. Which teaches you everything about being on the road, traffic signals, speeds, everything you would learn as a driver of a car expect on two wheels. They must do the same here.
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:45 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Whether you think it's stupid or not, it's law. Not much you can do to avoid it.
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Old 12-13-2011, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Denver
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This isn't the UK. Motorcycle class teaches you everything Drivers Ed does? I can't believe that.
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
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No, you need to get a normal drivers license and then get the motorcycle endorsement added onto it. That's what I had to do.

For the motorcycle part, I had to take a 2 day class one weekend and then a computer test. I think the class was only like $150.
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:31 PM
 
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I found out you only need a learner's permit to get motorcycle lessons and then a motorcycle license. Thanks everyone!
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Old 07-17-2019, 07:40 PM
 
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If you live in TN. Do you have to have a motorcycle license to drive a 49cc moped.
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