Maryland Motorcycle Safety Program

People on motorcycles crossing the Bay Bridge 

Riding a motorcycle requires special skills and concentration. The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) offers motorcycle rider training courses for new and experienced riders to teach  participants the skills and mental strategies necessary for responsible motorcycle operation. Statistics show that more than 90 percent of riders involved in crashes had no formal training, were self-taught or learned from family and friends.

Over 100,000 people have learned to ride a motorcycle with the MDOT MVA's Motorcycle Safety Program. Participation in a motorcycle rider course is voluntary except for individuals under the age of 18. Anyone under the age of 18 must complete the entry-level Basic Rider Course before applying for a motorcycle license.  

The Motorcycle Safety Program operates 19 training centers in Maryland.  To learn more, click here​.


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