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If I remember correctly, you have to get a learner's permit for motorcycles just like you do with cars. If this is the case, I was wondering how you get your practice hours that you need to get your actual license, seeing as most motorcycles only fit one person.


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Check your DMV rules. In NY, a learner has to be within 1/4 mile of their "instructor"/supervising rider at all times, but they can be on different bikes.
 

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Dang, this is kind of what I was expecting. The only person I know that has a bike is this lady that lives next to me, but I barely know her.
 

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I'm in kind of the same boat. I'm just going to get my permit and then take the course, and then spend the first week of having my license just practicing around my neighborhood, which has pretty much no traffic.
 

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Don't do what one local (with just the learners permit) did last weekend and try to ride with a passenger. It's not legal here AND he got into an accident. Three were injured and had to take a very expensive taxi ride to the local hospital. Their weekend was ruined and all of them have a painful recovery process ahead of them. Plus, Mr. I Can Handle a Passenger likely lost his license.
 

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In Illinois you have to be under the supervision of a licensed motorcycle rider. I don't think the law here states they can't be on the same bike, but that seems way dangerous to me.
 

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In CT, you can ride alone between dawn and dusk as long as you stay off of limited access highways.
 

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In OH, you take a written test to get a learner's permit. Once you have the learner's permit, you have riding privileges during daylight hours WITH a helmet on SURFACE streets only and with no passengers. Learner's permit is good for one year, by which point you must take a riding (obstacle) test. Upon passing the riding test, you get endorsed.
 
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