Effective May 1st, the Kentucky State Police driver testing branch will begin using a new rider skills test for motorcycle operator's license applicants. The new test is designed to better determine if operators possess the right safety skills for riding motorcycles in traffic.
The new test expands Kentucky's current motorcycle skills test from two to four exercises, which must be completed on a closed course and evaluated by a KSP driver's license examiner.
The exercises include: left turn/normal stop; cone weave/right turn from a stop; quick stop and obstacle swerve. The changes apply to both two-wheel and three-wheel motorcycles tests.
KSP will offer a free, three-hour, classroom-based, motorcycle safety seminar taught by a certified MSF RiderCoach on May 17 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.