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nil5 04-17-2007 11:17 AM

Re: Florida To Make Rider Training Mandatory

Biaggi for the SBK title woo!

wilro09 04-17-2007 11:20 AM

Re: Florida To Make Rider Training Mandatory
'Bout time somebody did this!!

SuperBill 04-17-2007 11:24 AM

Re: Florida To Make Rider Training Mandatory
In the 1960Â’s, a Florida 15-year old with a restricted (learnerÂ’s permit) car license could ride a bike less than 5 BHP. At 16 the HP restriction went away. It was perfectly legal to ride any bike of any horsepower without have ever taken any kind of driving test, car or motorcycle. We didnÂ’t need no stinkinÂ’ driverÂ’s edÂ….

(Incidentally, it was also legal to consume a beer while operating a motor vehicle, as long as you werenÂ’t drunk.)

ksquid 04-17-2007 11:35 AM

BRAVO !!! Great move.. I am sure we see a drop in accidents. If they get a full-face helmet law in place then we will see a drop in fatalities and a reduction in the severity of injuries..




Another win for the GMP over the evil GPTB...

longride 04-17-2007 11:40 AM

Re: Florida To Make Rider Training Mandatory
Education was the answer all along. The evil AMA has been promoting this idea for years. Too bad it takes so long to figure out obvious answers. Crashing better doesn't, and didn't, work. Not crashing is the answer, and that happens when riders obtain a skill set through education and experience.

ksquid 04-17-2007 11:45 AM

Re: Florida To Make Rider Training Mandatory
Right but you and your GPTB brothers have always been against mandatory training right? Funny to see you jump on the band wagon now.. That's good everyone is allowed to change their mind when they realize they are wrong..

acecycleins 04-17-2007 12:07 PM

Re: WOW!
This is a great idea. Question: If you have moved from out of state to Fl and already have the M class endorsement do you still have to go through driver's training for the state?

322.12(5) (a) Effective July 1, 2008, all applicants for a motorcycle endorsement must show proof of completion of the motorcycle safety course.

The way the bill is written doesn't answer that question. In fact, it leads you to believe that you MUST go through the course before you can apply for the endorsement.

Gritboy 04-17-2007 12:28 PM

Re: Florida To Make Rider Training Mandatory
Kewl! Just some "basic" training is all that's required to make sure they don't fail to make their first sweeping turn, fail to brake in time (with the front brake), and of course learn HOW to spot hazards. The rest is up to them... but some basic are vital.

Kenneth_Moore 04-17-2007 01:13 PM

Re: Florida To Make Rider Training Mandatory
This is good news. A lot of bozos around here have been riding (and crashing) without ever taking the course. And some would simply show up at the DL office once a month and get their temporary permit re-upped so they could ride legally almost indefinitely.

Yse, we used to just buy our bike and ride "back in the day." It was a tough way to learn, I don't recommend it.

I guess by not allowing the registration without the endorsement, they've effectively prevented the dealers from selling bikes to untrained riders. You could probably get away without the endorsement on your license for a long time, but it's pretty hard to ride around without a license plate and not get noticed.

Kenneth_Moore 04-17-2007 01:14 PM

Re: WOW!
In Florida, MC endorsements can be transferred from other states.

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