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With Supplementary Inormationor Three-Wheel Motorcycles
Dear Motorcyclist:We at Arizona’s Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) are pleased to provide thiscomprehensive Motorcycle Operator Manual to convey the essentials or crashavoidance and sae riding inormation to operate a motorcycle on Arizona streetsand roadways.To ensure that the inormation contained in the manual achieves the mostcurrent and nationally recognized standard, we have reprinted, with permission,the Fiteenth Revision (June 2009) o the Motorcycle Operator Manual providedby the Motorcycle Saety Foundation. For your convenience, Arizona licensinginormation is also provided.Funding or this manual is provided by the Governor’s Oce o Highway Saetyand Arizona Motorcycle Saety Advisory Council through the Motorcycle SaetyFund A.R.S. 28-2010(C).Motorcycling can be an enjoyable and sae experience. To make it even saer,ollow these guidelines:
Enroll in a basic or experienced rider course
Check your motorcycle beore riding
Avoid alcohol and other drugs when riding
Wear protective clothing, including a helmet and eye protection
Ride with your headlights on
Wear bright colored clothingArizona has experienced growth in the number o motorcycle enthusiasts.Whether you ride your motorcycle or pleasure or basic transportation, rider/driversaety is very important. With your help, we can make motorcycles a saer orm otransportation.We look orward to providing you with outstanding customer service: by phone, inan MVD customer service center, and online at www.azdot.gov.Stacey K. Stanton, DirectorArizona Department o TransportationMotor Vehicle Division
Operating a motorcycle requiresspecial skills in addition to a thoroughknowledge o traic laws, registrationand licensing requirements. Thismanual supplements inormationcontained in the
 Arizona Driver LicenseManual and Customer Service Guide
and provides useul inormation orall motorcyclists regardless o ridingexperience. It presents sae drivingpractices and techniques developedby the National Motorcycle SaetyFoundation and provides inormationto help you obtain an Arizona driverlicense. It is not intended as an oicialreerence.The
 Arizona Driver License Manual and Customer Service Guide
is availableonline at www.azdot.gov or may berequested by phone:Phoenix: (602) 255-0072Tucson: (520) 629-9808elsewhere in AZ: (800) 251-5866TDD Hearing and Speech Impaired:(602) 712-3222.Changes may have been made tothe inormation contained in thispublication since it was last revised.Please check the Motor VehicleDivision's
What's New 
page atwww.azdot.gov or updates.
Arizona's Driver License
 Arizona issues a driver licensethat does not expire until age 65.However, your photo and eye test willneed to be updated every 12 years.Drivers 60 and over will receive a5-year license.Temporary residents such as out-o-state students and their amilymembers, or military personnel andtheir amily members may apply or a5-year license regardless o age.
Types of Licenses
Licenses are issued by "class": M ormotorcycle, G or graduated, D oroperator, and A, B, C or commercial.I the class M license is combined withany other class o license, it will beadded as an "endorsement" on theback o the current license.
Instruction Permits
I you are at least 15 years and 6months o age, you may be issued amotorcycle instruction permit.With a permit you are prohibited romcarrying passengers and operating amotorcycle on reeways or interstatehighways or between sunset andsunrise, or at any time when there isnot enough light to clearly see personsor vehicles at a distance o 500 eet.
Class M
A motorcycle license or endorsementis required to operate a motorcycleor motor-driven cycle. You must beat least 16 years o age to apply or amotorcycle license or endorsement.An applicant or a motorcycle licenseor endorsement who is under 18must have held an Arizona instructionpermit or at least 6 months. Thepermit must be valid at the timeo application. An applicant mustalso have satisactorily completeda motorcycle driver educationprogram that is approved by MVD,or the parent or guardian mustcertiy in writing that the applicanthas completed at least 30 hours omotorcycle driving practice.An applicant holding an out-o-statemotorcycle license or endorsementis exempt rom the driver education/ driving practice and instruction permitrequirements.

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