ARIZONA LICENSING INFORMATION
Operating a motorcycle requiresspecial skills in addition to a thoroughknowledge o traic laws, registrationand licensing requirements. Thismanual supplements inormationcontained in the
Arizona Driver LicenseManual and Customer Service Guide
and provides useul inormation orall motorcyclists regardless o ridingexperience. It presents sae drivingpractices and techniques developedby the National Motorcycle SaetyFoundation and provides inormationto help you obtain an Arizona driverlicense. It is not intended as an oicialreerence.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 inormation contained in thispublication since it was last revised.Please check the Motor VehicleDivision's
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.
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.
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 satisactorily completeda motorcycle driver educationprogram that is approved by MVD,or the parent or guardian mustcertiy in writing that the applicanthas completed at least 30 hours omotorcycle driving practice.An applicant holding an out-o-statemotorcycle license or endorsementis exempt rom the driver education/ driving practice and instruction permitrequirements.