Georgia Law for Motorcycle License 

Applicants must be at least 16 years old to obtain a motorcycle instructional permit and at least 17 years old to obtain a Class M motorcycle license. Anyone under the age of 18 must have an adult signature.

These licenses apply to any type of motorcycle with an engine size of 51 CC or greater, this may include:

  • motorbikes;
  • minibikes; and
  • scooters.

Those seeking a license may also consider taking a motorcycle rider safety course.

 Georgia Law for Out-of-State Drivers Seeking a License

Within 30 days of becoming a resident in the state of Georgia, the individual must apply for a driver license. Applicants must be at least 18 years old to exchange an out-of-state license for a Georgia license.

The applicant can exchange or surrender an expired (less than two years) or valid out-of-state license for a Georgia driver license. This exempts the individual from both the written and road test. Exceptions may apply, depending on location.

If the out-of-state license has expired or it's lost, the individual will need to get documentation from the issuing state. This may include a certified driving record or original letter of clearance (dated within 30 days). Licenses expired less than two years will require a vision test.

But if the license has been expired for more than two years, the driver must pass all three tests:

  • vision;
  • written; and
  • road.

How Licensing Laws Could Impact an Accident Case

Georgia's driver license laws require all drivers have a valid license if operating a car, truck or motorcycle. A violation could lead to a citation and if in an accident, the other party may bring it up during an accident claim. But what's most important when injured in an accident is who caused it, whether the driver is licensed or not. An attorney can help determine fault and legal options available. Call Jason R. Schultz at 404-474-0804 to schedule a free consultation about your case.

Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.