no you do not have to be 18 to get your license.
i took the motorcycle safety course @ the mdv in glen burnie.
it cost me 100 clams, but worth a lifetime of enjoyment.
im not sure what it costs now, but in 2000 it was 100 bucks.
you get your license form them you dont have to take the driving test.
you do a few things out on the parking lot, then take a writen test then thats it. its a 4 day course.
sat & sun 8-4
thurs & friday is classroom
sat & sunday is out on the bikes.
they supply everything.