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Pa. motorcycle-safety bill clears legislature

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

A bill to change the way Pennsylvania motorcycle riders obtain and use learner's permits is on the way to becoming law.

House Bill 892 passed the state House of Representatives on concurrence Tuesday following unanimous approval in the Senate last week.

The new law would limit the number of times a motorcycle rider can reapply for a learner's permit to three times in a five-year period.

Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover), the bill's author, said some riders have been treating permits like actual licenses since current law allows them to reapply for a permit every year.

"Permits are temporary and their purpose is to get riders to obtain full driver's licenses," Grove said in a statement. "This legislation will enable riders to learn properly while pushing them to actually get their motorcycle licenses."

The bill is headed to Governor Tom Corbett's desk to be signed into law.

 

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