In the state of New Hampshire, motorcycle drivers must have a current, valid motorcycle license or permit. There are several steps in order to obtain a motorcycle license or permit. First and foremost, you must be a licensed driver in New Hampshire.
A motorcycle learner’s permit is valid for 45 days or until the motorcyclist receives a license. A permit can be applied for at any DMV office by a New Hampshire resident 18 years old or older, or by someone between 16 and 18 years old who has successfully passed an approved driver’s education class. A motorcyclist with a learner’s permit can only ride between sunrise and sunset, and he or she is not allowed to have any passengers. Someone who wants a motorcycle learner’s permit must pass a vision test and the motorcycle knowledge test, which is based on the Motorcycle Handbook. There is also a $30 fee, which will also cover a motorcycle license if that application is filed within a year of the learner’s permit.
In order to obtain a motorcycle license you must be at least 16 years old, have a current, valid New Hampshire license, pass a vision test and provide proof of your fitness to operate a motorcycle. A license applicant can prove his fitness by either passing a Basic Rider Class or taking a DMV motorcycle skills test. If the rider is under the age of 18, in addition to passing the Basic Rider Class, the motorcyclist must also provide a parental permission form. There is also a $30 application fee to apply for a motorcycle license, which is waived if the learner’s permit was applied for within the past year.
The DMV offers the skills test only on a seasonable basis when conditions are safe. Scheduled tests will be held rain or shine. When taking the test, motorcyclists must provide their own motorcycle that complies with all New Hampshire inspection laws and rules. It must be currently registered and inspected. If a rider fails the skills test twice he is required to take a motorcycle rider training class in order to obtain a motorcycle license.
For nearly 20 years the Motorcycle Lawyers at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. have been helping people who have been injured in motorcycle crashes across New Hampshire. The motorcycle attorneys of Tenn And Tenn have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of their injured clients. With more than 20 years experience in helping clients involved in motorcycle crashes, our lawyers are seasoned professionals who are dedicated to the motorcycle community. The NH Motorcycle Lawyers can be reached at 603.624.0028.