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im 17 and want to get a bike...i've raced moto-x (125 and 250cc) and am now thinking about buying a 600f4i(insurance is going to suck)...i just was wondering if anyone in md knows if you have to be 18 to get your "m" license...this is just a quick question...eventually im goin to go to the mva and get all the info.

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nope

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.

thurday 6-9
friday 6-9
sat & sun 8-4

thurs & friday is classroom
sat & sunday is out on the bikes.
they supply everything.
 

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If you are unable to "sign up" for a class, you may be able to get in earlier if you go on a Thursday night and tell them you would like to be on stand by. Some people sign up and then are unable to go on the date. Try it, I had like 4 spots when I took the class in 1999, of course it was only $50.00 then! hehehe
 

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I need to get the wife signed up for the class too, she has been riding around without a license for awhile now. The only problem is her license is out of Penn. Anyone know if you can transfer a out of state license to a MD license without having to take a driving test or anyother crap?
 

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You can even surrender an expired license, as long as it is within 12 months of the expiration date. They took my 3-months-expired GA license and gave me a freshly minted MD one 10 minutes later. :)
Make SURE you tell the clerk to include all your endorsements. They almost didn't put my M on there. Of course, when they did, they charged me double. $#&*[email protected]!
 

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thanks

thanks for all the info. , i guess ill go up and sign up asap......would you say its easier or harder then going to drivers ed and getting a "c" class license...considering i have that and know all you have to go through
 

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You can get your "M" license without taking that class. You just have to go take the Learner's Written Exam, then in 14 days (i think, dont quote me on the amount of days) you go for the driven part of your test.

-chris
 

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The classromm stuff is fairly close to normal driver's ed. However... the practice is ALOT more enjoyable than driver's ed was. Even the instructors were nicer.

exovus, he's under 18, he will NEED to take the msf class to get his endorsement. He can get a learners, but until he turns 18 he can't get the full endorsement, unless he takes the MSF class.

Besides, the MSF class saves him all the trouble and time at the MVA, not to mention the insurance discount. I get a $71 check back a year from my insurance company :D
 

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Just a little update on this subject:

You do NOT have to take the written MVA test for the learners part.

All you need is to complete the class and pass. Had a 17yr old just take it and he got the certificate and now has his liscence. The test is 50 questions and the final driving exam is 4 test rolled into about 20 mins of testing.


The class now cost $175, unless you get slotted in for $180 (if someone backs out).


I highly suggest it, as it can help you understand things like turning in and sudden stops. That coupled with being the easiest most fun way to actually get you liscence, WELL WELL worth it.
 
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