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hey guys am new here, im asking here because alot of you guys have gone threw the process of getting your motorcycle license already. in order for me to get a motorcycle license do i first have to have my car license. i live in new york state if that helps. thanks. by the way all i have is a learners permit.
 

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In PA I just went up and got my permit. Then I had to take a written test and a driving course. Basically you show where all the controls are at, ride a figure 8 in a box without putting my feet down, and I had to go around like a cul-de-sac and shift up and down, stop and use turn signals.
 

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In Florida you may not have a Motorcycle license unless you first have your permanent DL. I can't imagine a state allowing you to obtain a M/C license before you can prove your abilities in a motorvehicle. Though this is America where the ACLU will, for enough money, get you what you want.
 
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In PA you have to have your car licence first before you get your motorcycle licence, I believe. I would guess NY is the same.
I don't know how it is now, but at 16, I had my motorcycle license before my car license in PA, too poor at the time to afford the car insurance.
 
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In Florida you may not have a Motorcycle license unless you first have your permanent DL. I can't imagine a state allowing you to obtain a M/C license before you can prove your abilities in a motorvehicle. Though this is America where the ACLU will, for enough money, get you what you want.
You're allowed to ride a bicycle on those very same streets at any age and with no training or licensing.

I don't see where, other than having a little more protection if you screw up, a car license would be of much benefit to a beginning biker. Having gone the motorcycle first path, I think it was easier as the bike was smaller and more maneuverable, plus you're much less insulated from your surroundings on a bike.

I don't think that either should precede the other. Someone who lives in the city could reasonably have a scooter or small bike and no other transportation.
 
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