LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a law limiting the ability of motorcyclists to obtain temporary training permits as opposed to a full operating endorsement.
The measure signed Tuesday lets a motorcyclist apply for a temporary permit only twice during a 10-year period, starting next January. There currently is no limit, which allows operators to effectively apply the 180-day temporary permit to an entire riding season repeatedly instead of taking tests to become fully licensed.
Motorcycle advocates says the loophole has led to many unlicensed operators on the road.
Snyder says the law will prevent abuse of the permitting process and ensure more motorcyclists are trained to operate their vehicles safely. The bill was sponsored by Republican Rep. Bradford Jacobsen of Oxford.