HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -
The House Transportation Committee has unanimously approved legislation that would limit the number of times people can apply for a motorcycle learner's permit.
House Bill 892 would allow no more than three applications in a five-year period and would prohibit the renewal of motorcycle learner's permits, according to its sponsor, Rep. Seth Grove's (R-York).
Current law allows a rider to apply for a motorcycle learner's permit
for a $10 fee. The applicant must pass a vision screening and knowledge
test, and the permit is good for one year, but Grove said many riders reapply for a permit annually.
"The purpose of the learner's
permit is to give riders a period of time to train on the road as they
work toward obtaining a full license," Grove said. "These permits were never meant to
be the revolving doors they have become."
Grove said his legislation is supported by ABATE, or the Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education, and was drafted with the help
of law enforcement.
The bill will now go before the full House for