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Do you have to have your car license to get your motorcycle permit or license? I was driving my car the quarter mile to my friends house, i live out in the middle of no where, its all country roads and hillbillys and Ive seen kids younger than me driving. I only have my learners permit, and I passed a cop that knew me (small town, everyone knows everyone) and the asshole gave me a citation and now I have to go to court and I might not be able to get my license until Im 18. But I was planning on getting a bike in the spring. I know here you can be 15 and take the MSF course and get your permit...but what about your license?
 

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I am going to guess that the answer is "Yes, you need a DRIVER"S license to have a motorcycle endorsement", although you may not have to pass the AUTO driver's test, just the MOTO license test.

Typically, most of our moto licenses are simply an add-on endorsement to our auto drivers license. Usually, that is the route most people take. Car first, then moto. Your case could be different, in that I'm not sure they could REQUIRE you to have an automobile if you only wanted a MOTO license.

State governments are not known for their flexibility and customer service, however, so you'd probably better plan on having to have both OR have auto license to get the moto.

Getting busted for driving w/o license by someone who "knows" you at 15 doesn't sound like the smooth route to licensedom either. If getting that moto endorsement is important to you, I'd suck it up and kiss the judge's ass, your parents' asses and anyone who has the power to keep you OFF bikes for the next few years. :2cents:
 

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...I only have my learners permit, and I passed a cop that knew me (small town, everyone knows everyone) and the asshole gave me a citation...
You broke the law, but the cop's an a**ehole for citing you??

With that attitude, and the fact that you're driving illegally at only 15, I don't think you'll live too long on a m/c.

Best you stick to your BMX.

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You broke the law, but the cop's an a**ehole for citing you??

With that attitude, and the fact that you're driving illegally at only 15, I don't think you'll live too long on a m/c.

Best you stick to your BMX.

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OK no maybe I didnt make myself clear enough, I live in a VERY small town, Theres farm kids out here that are ten years old that drive there parents trucks up and down the roads all the time. And the reason the cop is an asshole is because he isnt just some cop, but I grew up going to this guys house on christmas and stuff, hes a family friend. Thats just what had me irritated. He knows that I drive to my friends house down the road, he always lets it go, Ive gone by him before and hes waved at me. I wasnt speeding or driving wrecklessly, and then to top it all of he comes up to the window and says license and registration, acting like he doesnt know me when he knows perfectly well I dont have a license. I know it sounds like a dumb thing to do, driving illegally, but I was in my truck driving to my friends house with my motocross bike in the back of my truck, so we could go out and ride for the day. Which we ride on his track every day we can. Riding motocross is a little bit better than doing drugs or drinking which we have never done, and theres plenty of opportunity to drink in my hillbilly town.

Oh and I dont ride bicycles, its MX, the B in BMX stands for bicycle.
 

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Do you have to have your car license to get your motorcycle permit or license? I was driving my car the quarter mile to my friends house, i live out in the middle of no where, its all country roads and hillbillys and Ive seen kids younger than me driving. I only have my learners permit, and I passed a cop that knew me (small town, everyone knows everyone) and the asshole gave me a citation and now I have to go to court and I might not be able to get my license until Im 18. But I was planning on getting a bike in the spring. I know here you can be 15 and take the MSF course and get your permit...but what about your license?
in California you can get a learners permit for a MC all you need to do is take the additional writen test (i think it was maybe 20 extra questions in 1982 when i got mine) you can do just the motorcycle or car and motorcycle at the same time.
 

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Damn that sucks dude? What did you do to piss him off? Sleep with his daughter? That'll do it for me. Hell, I'd impound the damn car :D
 

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You might find the traffic court to be very forgiving the first time around... Especially if you call the judge before your court date. Explain the situation (Less the asshole part, judges dont like that) Accept responcibility, and say you're very sorry. Works everytime :D
 

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You don't need your car license to get your motorcycle license. If you do have it, you just get an M endorsement.. but it is possible to get it separately. BUT, if your car license is "suspended" (so that you can't get it until you're 18)I don't think they will allow you to get your bike license.
 

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OK no maybe I didnt make myself clear enough, I live in a VERY small town, Theres farm kids out here that are ten years old that drive there parents trucks up and down the roads all the time. And the reason the cop is an asshole is because he isnt just some cop, but I grew up going to this guys house on christmas and stuff, hes a family friend. Thats just what had me irritated. He knows that I drive to my friends house down the road, he always lets it go, Ive gone by him before and hes waved at me. I wasnt speeding or driving wrecklessly, and then to top it all of he comes up to the window and says license and registration, acting like he doesnt know me when he knows perfectly well I dont have a license. I know it sounds like a dumb thing to do, driving illegally, but I was in my truck driving to my friends house with my motocross bike in the back of my truck, so we could go out and ride for the day. Which we ride on his track every day we can. Riding motocross is a little bit better than doing drugs or drinking which we have never done, and theres plenty of opportunity to drink in my hillbilly town.

Oh and I dont ride bicycles, its MX, the B in BMX stands for bicycle.
Sorry to tell ya but im not that far north from ya and ur full of crap when it comes to that town... Stick to ur scooter..
 

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Sorry Unas but that just didn't sound right to me sooo I went surfin':D :2cents:

Here's what I found:

Important reminders about testing
You must provide Indiana Driver License
Must have a valid (Unexpired) Motorcyle Learner Permit that has been held for at least 30 days
Applicant must provide motorcycle
$5.00 Fee payable to instructor
I found it at:http://www.in.gov/bmv/driverlicense/MotorcycleSchedule.htm

Motoman74
 

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CRF_173 said:
...I was in my truck driving to my friends house with my motocross bike in the back of my truck...

...Riding motocross is a little bit better than doing drugs or drinking which we have never done, and theres plenty of opportunity to drink in my hillbilly town...

...Oh and I dont ride bicycles, its MX, the B in BMX stands for bicycle.
Why didn't you just ride your bike to your mate's place? Wasn't it only a 1/4 mile away? Or, just push it. Surely it would've taken longer to put it in the truck and tie it down?

I congratulate you on steering clear of booze and drugs. You're right, natural highs, like MX, are much better. :thumbs2:

BTW, I was riding a BMX before you were even a twinkle in your Daddy's eye so, yes, I know what the 'B' stands for. ;)

Take Vash's advice and do your best to apologise to as many people as you can before you get to court.
 

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Sorry to tell ya but im not that far north from ya and ur full of crap when it comes to that town... Stick to ur scooter..
AM I? Have you ever been to the part of Huntington between 500N and 1100N, and including Bippus and the west part of Roanoke? It gets pretty hillbilly out there.

Oh and Cookeetree, I didnt want to ride it there because I just got new tires! And they have to last me the whole indoor season.

Vash one of my friends dads, whos fighting for us in Iraq right now, is an ex-cop. I talked to him the other night and he said that they won't take away my license until Im 18 unless Ive been in and out of courts and if Im bad in school or dont get good grades. Which the worst Ive gotten in trouble for at school was my Shift T-Shirt with the bikini girl on the back, and I manage to get A's and B's so I think I'll be fine.
 

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Hell kids out here are always driving around with out license, you can get a hardship if your 14 out here and start driving. you have to live more then 5 miles from school or have a job after school.
 

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