License to Thrill
You must have a valid license to operate a motorcycle, scooter, or moped on Texas roadways. Operators must pass a written test covering traffic laws pertaining to motorcycles, as well as a road test. (The road test can be waived in certain circumstances.) Texas law requires that everyone must pass The Course for Motorcycle Riders to qualify for a motorcycle driver’s license. In addition, minors 15 to 17 years of age must also take a Drivers License road test.
It’s the Law
Texas motorcycle laws help create a safer riding experience for you and your fellow motorcyclists by mandating and enforcing operating and equipment standards.
Several new laws went into effect September 1, 2009 as a result of legislation passed during the 81st Legislative Session.
Information regarding Helmet Law.