Maryland Motorcycle Safety Program

People on motorcycles crossing the Bay Bridge 

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Riding a motorcycle requires special skills and concentration. The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) offers motorcycle rider training courses for new and experienced riders. The courses teach the participants the special 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.

Participation in a motorcycle rider course is voluntary except for individuals under the age of 18.  Anyone under the age of 18 must complete either the Basic Rider Course or the Alternate Basic Rider Coursebefore applying for a motorcycle license.  Over 100,000 people have learned to ride a motorcycle with the MVA's Motorcycle Safety Program. The Motorcycle Safety Program operates 21 training centers in Maryland.  Please contact the center most convenient to you for a schedule of classes and how to register.  

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For more information, please call:
443-572-8236
or e-mail us at
motorcyclesafety@mva.maryland.gov