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IC 9-24-8
     Chapter 8. Motorcycle License Endorsement or Learner's Permit

IC 9-24-8-1
Development and issuance; standards
    
Sec. 1. The bureau shall determine reasonable standards for, develop, and issue the following:
        (1) A motorcycle learner's permit.
        (2) A motorcycle license endorsement.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.12. Amended by P.L.109-2011, SEC.7.

IC 9-24-8-2
Repealed
    
(Repealed by P.L.109-2011, SEC.40.)

IC 9-24-8-3
Motorcycle learner's permit
    
Sec. 3. (a) The bureau shall issue a motorcycle learner's permit to an individual who meets the following conditions:
        (1) The individual holds a valid operator's, chauffeur's, public passenger chauffeur's, or commercial driver's license issued under this article.
        (2) The individual passes a written examination developed by the bureau concerning the safe operation of a motorcycle.
    (b) A motorcycle learner's permit authorizes the permit's holder to operate a motorcycle upon a highway during a period of one (1) year under the following conditions:
        (1) The holder wears a helmet that meets the standards established by the United States Department of Transportation under 49 CFR 571.218 as in effect January 1, 1979.
        (2) The motorcycle is operated only during daylight hours.
        (3) The motorcycle does not carry passengers other than the operator.
    (c) A motorcycle learner's permit may be renewed one (1) time for a period of one (1) year. An individual who does not obtain a motorcycle operator endorsement before the expiration of the renewed learner's permit must wait one (1) year to reapply for a new motorcycle learner's permit.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.12. Amended by P.L.125-2012, SEC.201.

IC 9-24-8-4
Motorcycle operator's license by endorsement
    
Sec. 4. (a) Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c), the bureau shall validate an operator's, a chauffeur's, a public passenger chauffeur's, or a commercial driver's license for motorcycle operation upon a highway by endorsement to a person who:
        (1) satisfactorily completes the written and approved operational skills tests;


        (2) satisfactorily completes a motorcycle operator safety education course approved by the bureau as set forth in IC 9-27-7; or
        (3) holds a current motorcycle operator endorsement or motorcycle operator's license from any other jurisdiction and successfully completes the written test.
The bureau may waive the testing requirements for an individual who has completed a course described in subdivision (2).
    (b) The bureau may not issue a motorcycle endorsement to an individual less than sixteen (16) years and one hundred eighty (180) days of age.
    (c) If an applicant for a motorcycle license endorsement is less than eighteen (18) years of age, the bureau may not issue a license endorsement described in subsection (a) if the applicant is ineligible under IC 9-24-2-1.
    (d) The bureau shall develop and implement both a written test and an operational skills test to determine whether an applicant for a motorcycle endorsement demonstrates the necessary knowledge and skills to operate a motorcycle upon a highway. The written test must be made available at license branch locations approved by the bureau. The operational skills test must be given at locations designated by the bureau. The bureau shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to establish standards for persons administering operational skills tests and the provisions of the operational skills test. An individual applying for a motorcycle endorsement must pass the written exam before taking the operational skills test. If an applicant fails to satisfactorily complete either the written or operational tests, the applicant may reapply for and must be offered the examination upon the same terms and conditions as applicants may reapply for and be offered examinations for an operator's license. The bureau shall publish and make available at all locations where an individual may apply for an operator's license information concerning a motorcycle endorsement.
    (e) An individual may apply for a motorcycle endorsement not later than the expiration date of the permit. However, an individual who holds a learner's permit and does not pass the operating skills examination after a third attempt is not eligible to take the examination until two (2) months after the date of the last failed examination.
    (f) A person who held a valid Indiana motorcycle operator's license on December 31, 2011, may be issued a motorcycle operator's endorsement after December 31, 2011, on a valid Indiana operator's, chauffeur's, public passenger chauffeur's, or commercial driver's license after:
        (1) making the appropriate application for endorsement;
        (2) passing the appropriate examinations; and
        (3) paying the appropriate fee set forth in IC 9-29-9-7 or IC 9-29-9-8.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.12. Amended by P.L.45-2006, SEC.1; P.L.156-2006, SEC.9; P.L.109-2011, SEC.8; P.L.125-2012,

SEC.202; P.L.85-2013, SEC.34.

IC 9-24-8-5
Violations
    
Sec. 5. A person who violates this chapter commits a Class C infraction.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.12.

IC 9-24-8-6
Operating under the influence of alcohol; revocation
    
Sec. 6. In addition to any other penalty, the bureau:
        (1) shall revoke the motorcycle learner's permit of a person who is convicted of operating a motorcycle under the influence of alcohol; and
        (2) may not issue a motorcycle learner's permit or motorcycle endorsement to a person referred to in subdivision (1) for at least (1) year after the date of the person's conviction.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.12. Amended by P.L.85-2013, SEC.35.