Riding a motorcycle requires special skills and concentration. The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) offers motorcycle rider training courses for new and experienced riders. The courses teach the participants the special skills and mental strategies necessary for responsible motorcycle operation. Statistics show that more than 90 percent of riders involved in crashes had no formal training, were self-taught or learned from family and friends.
Participation in a motorcycle rider course is voluntary except for individuals under the age of 18. Anyone under the age of 18 must complete either the Basic Rider Course or the Alternate Basic Rider Course before applying for a motorcycle license. Over 100,000 people have learned to ride a motorcycle with the MVA's Motorcycle Safety Program. Maryland's approved curricula meet or exceed the standards established by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.
Registration for the Glen Burnie MVA location will open on February 7th, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.
Resources and Links
- Motorcycle Safety
- Glen Burnie MVA 2014 Course
- FAST TRACK Licensing
- Licensing and Manuals
- Training Courses & Fees
- General Guidelines for Riding a Motorcycle Safely
- The Importance of Riding Unimpaired by Alcohol or Other Drugs
- Protective Gear
- Riding with a Passenger
- 10 Things All Car & Truck Drivers Should Know About Motorcycles
- Motorcycle Safety Fast Facts
- Motor Scooter Information
- Increasing Motorcycle Awareness
- Additional Motorcycle Safety Links & Resources