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Old 01-08-2006, 10:11 AM   #1
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First Post! As a PA rider I approve.
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Old 01-08-2006, 11:11 AM   #2
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I "2nd" that!
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Old 01-08-2006, 12:42 PM   #3
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Old 01-08-2006, 01:45 PM   #4
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Uh, perhaps I've led too sheltered a life, or maybe I'm just behind the times or something, but I thought this was already a requirement in most states? MO (as in Missouri), AR, and I *think* KS and OK have required this for as long as I can remember.



Mind, I'm all for it, have no doubt.



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Old 01-08-2006, 03:08 PM   #5
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In California, I had to take the MC-specific written test to get a permit back in 1974. I'm shocked to discover that other states didn't require this until now!
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Old 01-08-2006, 03:32 PM   #6
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I hope they do it better than the California test. I took it back in the 70's, when I had already been riding for a while. They were all obsessed with gearing down and using the rear brake fijrst, stuff like that. The only way to pass it was to memorize the ridiculous crap that they thought was important.

Too bad, because I think a well thought out test could be a useful learning tool for beginners.
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Old 01-08-2006, 03:35 PM   #7
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I second the motion! Every little bit helps our new (PA) riders.
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Old 01-08-2006, 05:21 PM   #8
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Another really slow news day....
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Old 01-09-2006, 02:56 AM   #9
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I think it's a great move.



Wish the good people of SC would do the same for cage drivers. The tests now are a joke that a third grader could pass. Beware if you venture forth to this great state.



What's the middle lane for on an interstate?........obviously for going five miles an hour under the speed limit.



Didn't remember that question on the test, but it must be there somewhere. Guess it's in the drivers ed classes also.



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Old 01-09-2006, 04:48 AM   #10
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Yeah, my foggy recollection is that I had to take the "knowledge test" in Illinois before getting a learner's permit lo these many years ago.



It was followed the same morning by the road test and a motorcycle endorsement. The entire process (minus a two-hour wait in line at the always-crowded Secretary of State office) took about 45 minutes.



Some test, but I guess it's better than nothing.
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