Riding a regular bicycle does not require a separate license because it is man powered. However, there are separate restrictions for driving a motorcycle legally on state roads. Both bicyclists and motorcyclists have a greater propensity to get injured because they are more exposed to the road as well as whatever collides with them. This is why it is important for motorcyclists to understand their legal obligations.
Utah Motorcycle License Laws
Motorcycles can be a faster way to ride than a bicycle, but a separate test and license is required to drive a motorcycle on Utah roads. If the rider already has a Utah license, then that rider will only need to be approved for a motorcycle endorsement, which will require a written and skill test. If a rider does not have a Utah drivers license then it is possible to apply for only a motorcycle license, but the steps are essentially the same for a regular license.
Motorcycles require a different set of skills in order to operate safely, so there are new restrictions basted on the size of the motorcycle a rider is tested on. A rider will be restricted to driving the size of the motorcycle they are tested on. If a rider is tested on a motorcycle 90 cc or lower the restriction will be O. If the motorcycle is 249 cc or lower then the restriction is 2, and if the motorcycle is 649 cc or lower then the restriction is 3. The only way to have no restrictions on what motorcycle a rider can operate is if the rider is tested on a motorcycle of 650 cc or greater.
Utah Motorcycle Attorneys
Whether a motorcyclist has a proper license or not accidents are still inevitable. Contact the Utah motorcycle attorneys at The Christensen Law Firm. If you need to file a motorcycle accident claim call the Utah motorcycle attorneys at The Christensen Law Firm for a free consultation at 801-506-0800.