32-12-12.1. Motorcycle restricted minor's permit--Application requirements--Examination and fee--Restrictions.

A motorcycle restricted minor's permit may be issued, upon application and payment of the proper fee as provided for in § 32-12-16, to a minor at least fourteen years of age but less than eighteen years of age who has successfully passed all applicable tests and completed the requirements of a motorcycle instruction permit as outlined in § 32-12-11.1 and has not been convicted of a traffic violation during the past six months. For any minor who has successfully completed the motorcycle safety education courses provided by § 32-20-14 and a driver education class that has been approved by the Department of Education or a driver education course that the secretary of the department of public safety has determined has been approved by a state government agency in another state, the required minimum time period for holding the motorcycle instruction permit to qualify for the motorcycle restricted minor's permit is thirty continuous days if issued before July 1, 2020, or one hundred eighty continuous days if issued on or after July 1, 2020.

A motorcycle restricted minor's permit entitles the holder, while having the permit in immediate physical possession, to operate a motorcycle during the hours of 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. standard time if the motorcycle is being operated with the permission of the holder's parents or guardian.

A motorcycle operator's license may be issued to a minor at least sixteen years of age but less than eighteen years of age who has successfully completed the requirements set forth in § 32-12-11.1, has held a restricted minor's motorcycle permit for at least six months, and has not been convicted of any traffic violations during the past six months immediately preceding the application for a motorcycle operator's license.

Source: SL 2001, ch 171, § 11; SL 2003, ch 272, § 63; SL 2020, ch 117, § 4.