Local lawmaker helps close a motorcycle license loophole
News from York Dispatch:

Seth Grove

People who perpetually renew their motorcyclist permits to avoid having to take the state’s motorcycle safety course will soon have their strategy derailed.

A bill to limit the number of times people can renew their permits passed both chambers of the Legislature and was signed by Gov. Tom Corbett on Monday. House Bill 892, introduced by Rep. Seth Grove, R-Dover Township, passed the House and Senate with little dissent and with the support of all York County lawmakers.

Under current law, riders are charged a $ 10 fee for a permit and must pass vision screenings and knowledge tests. They’re only permitted to ride in daylight and can’t carry passengers.

The permit is valid for one year, but some motorcyclists apply for it year after year so they are never required to take the safety course that’s required to receive the full four-year license, said Charles Umbenhauer, spokesman for the Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education.

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