Section 32-5A-240

License requirements of persons operating motorcycles.

(a) Subject to subsection (b), each person operating a motorcycle shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of any other vehicle under this chapter, except as to special regulations in this article and except as to those provisions of this chapter which by their nature can have no application.

(b)(1) Each person operating a motorcycle on any public road, street, or highway in this state shall have successfully passed a motorcycle test designated by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and shall have a motorcycle Class M displayed on his or her driver's license along with the regular class of the license or have been issued a Class M motorcycle license.

(2) A person may also obtain the Class M license by successfully completing a written motorcycle test designated by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency or by completing an Alabama Traffic Safety Center/Alabama Motorcycle Safety Program, Motorcycle Safety Foundation, Basic Riders Course or Basic Rider Course II.

(3) A person 17 years of age or younger operating a motorcycle shall be subject to the operating hours, exceptions, and suspensions provided in Section 32-6-7.2.

(Acts 1980, No. 80-434, p. 604, §13-101; Act 2015-223, §1.)