New rules go into effect
For more information: Michele O’Leary, 503-986-4198
Oregon law requires that new motorcyclists must complete an ODOT-approved motorcycle safety course before they can be issued a motorcycle endorsement by DMV.
This is part of a phased-in law (Senate Bill 546) passed by the 2009 Oregon Legislature. It is taking effect in stages from Jan. 1, 2011, through Jan. 1, 2015.
ODOT-approved motorcycle safety courses are provided by the TEAM OREGON Motorcycle Safety Program. Since 1997, Oregon law has required all riders under 21 to complete a TEAM OREGON Basic Rider Training course as part of the endorsement process. Those under 21 are still required to take the Basic Rider Training course.
Here is when the training requirement is phasing in for each age group:
Jan. 1, 2011 – All new riders under age 31
Jan. 1, 2012 – All new riders under age 41
Jan. 1, 2013 – All new riders under age 51
Jan. 1, 2014 – All new riders under age 61
Jan. 1, 2015 – All new riders no matter what age.
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