New Illinois law streamlines motorcycle license testing for young people

Young, aspiring motorcyclists who would have previously had to pass multiple different tests in order to earn their vehicle license will find the path a bit clearer going forward across Illinois.

Under the new law, a motorcyclist under the age of 18 will simply have to complete a motorcycle driver’s test with the Illinois Secretary of State, instead of both the aforementioned, as well as a Cycle Driver Testing Course provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

HB 2582 – championed by State Senator Doris Turner – passed both through bodies of the Illinois General Assembly and onto Governor Pritzker’s desk without issue, where it has since been signed and will go into effect on January 1, 2024.  

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