Title 31
Motor and Other Vehicles

Chapter 10.1
Special License for Motorcycles, Motor Scooters, and Other Motor Driven Cycles

R.I. Gen. Laws 31-10.1-1.1



 31-10.1-1.1.  Motorcycle driver education program. [Effective March 1, 2022.]


(a) The council on postsecondary education and the office of the postsecondary commissioner shall through the Community College of Rhode Island provide:

(1) A minimum of six (6) and up to a maximum of twenty (20) hours of classroom instruction and/or on-the-road driver training, as determined by the council and/or the Community College of Rhode Island, for applicants or prospective applicants for a first motorcycle operator's license to operate two-wheeled (2) motorcycles under this chapter; and

(2) A minimum of six (6) and up to a maximum of twenty (20) hours of classroom instruction and/or on-the-road driver training, as determined by the council and/or the Community College of Rhode Island, for applicants or prospective applicants for a first motorcycle operator's license to operate three-wheeled (3) motorcycles under this chapter. Instruction shall be given by a person eligible for a teacher's certificate issued under the authority of the council on elementary and secondary education and/or certified to teach motorcycle safety classes by completion of a course of instruction recognized by the Community College of Rhode Island.

(b) Motorcycle driver education programs shall be available to any eligible resident applicant holding a valid Rhode Island motor vehicle operator's license.

(c) The council on postsecondary education shall establish any fees that are deemed necessary to support this program.

(d) The council on postsecondary education and the office of the postsecondary commissioner are authorized to establish regulations to further implement this chapter.

History of Section.
P.L. 1978, ch. 184, 1; P.L. 1983, ch. 131, 1; P.L. 1984, ch. 367, 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 364, 1; P.L. 2002, ch. 309, 1; P.L. 2008, ch. 96, 1; P.L. 2008, ch. 147, 1; P.L. 2021, ch. 412, 1, effective March 1, 2022; P.L. 2021, ch. 413, 1, effective March 1, 2022.