You are Here: Florida DMV Home » Florida Motorcycle License Starting on July 1, 2008 the State of Florida requires that new Motorcyclists (regardless of age) must take and pass the Basic Rider Course through the Florida Rider Training Program before they get a motorcycle only license or can have the Motorcycle Endorsement added to their drivers license. When you have successfully completed the Basic Rider Course the sponsor will submit the results to the DMV electronically.
There are two types of motorcycle drivers licenses in Florida. You must have one of the following if you are going to operate a two or three wheel motorcycle that has an engine over 50 cc. Motorcycle Endorsement If you already have a Florida drivers license then you can get a motorcycle endorsement on the drivers license you hold. To obtain your motorcycle endorsement you must show proof that you have completed the Florida Rider Program.
Motorcycle Only License To get a Motorcycle Only license you must be at least 16 years old and have held a learners permit for at least a year with no traffic convictions. If you are over 18 you are not required to have held a learners permit. You must pass the standard class E operators license test that all drivers take to get a drivers license and complete the Basic Riders Course. Three Wheel Motorcycles To operate a three wheel motorcycle you must complete the S/TEP - Sidecar / Trike Evaluation Program.
This course provides basic skills for those operating three wheel motorcycles and and side car rigs.Those who pass the Motorycycle S/TEP course will have an "S" restriction on their license. The S Restriction indicates that the person only has permission to operate a three wheeled motorcycle. Temporary Instruction Permit To Operate a Motorcycle As of July 1, 2008 there will be NO temporary permits issued by the State of Florida.
Florida Helmet Laws If you are 21 years old and covered by an insurance policy with at least $10,000 in medical benefits you can get a Helmet exemption. Note that law enforcement may stop you if you are not wearing a helmet and they believe you are under 21. Questions about Getting a Motorcycle License? Contact your local DMV office ShortcutsSee Also: Skully Motorcycle Helmets
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Florida is a “No-Fault” insurance state as it relates to automobile liability insurance. This is an often misunderstood topic. Drivers who may have caused an automobile accident in Florida and had a claim brought against them sometimes wonder how those claims were allowed if Florida is a “No-Fault” state. Those drivers incorrectly believe that because we are a “No-Fault” state, they can’t be sued for injuries they cause in an accident.
Under Florida law, every motorist is required to carry a minimum of $10,000 in Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage. A driver’s PIP coverage, as this type of insurance is most often known, is to cover medical bills and lost wages the driver may suffer in an accident, no matter who caused the accident. When a crash occurs, each person involved in the crash turns to his or her own insurance company to pay the costs of medical care and other losses.
By contrast, in an “at-fault” state, drivers may choose to file a claim with their own insurer of a claim with the other driver’s insurer, or file suit against the other driver to prove fault t determine the one responsible to pay the costs of the accident. Florida Drivers Can Be Left Unprotected for the Costs Associated with Car Accidents under Florida’s No Fault Insurance Scheme What many drivers do not realize is that, under Florida’s no fault statute, their PIP coverage by law only covers 80% of the medical bills which they may incur in an accident as well as only 60% of lost wages or income they may suffer in a car accident.
Their PIP coverage is also subject to whatever deductible they may have chosen. The deductible will lower your premium but it will also mean that you become personally responsible for the first $1,000 in medical bills or lost wages. As an example of how this would work, assume you have a $10,000 PIP policy with a $1,000 deductible, the absolute minimum required under Florida law. You are hit by another driver in an accident in which the other driver is clearly at fault.
Assume you go to the emergency room and your medical bills are $2,000 plus you are out of work for one month and lose out on $3,000 in income. If you did not suffer any injuries in the accident which are considered “permanent injuries” under Florida law (see below for how this is defined), you are then only entitled to receive $2,400 from your automobile insurer ($1,600 of medical expenses + $1,800 in lost wages- and taking in to account your $1,000 deductible) even though your total damages were $5,000! If you did not suffer any permanent injuries as a result of the accident and your total losses are less than $10,000, you cannot sue the other driver for the remaining $2,600 in damages you suffered as a result of that driver’s actions.
Exceptions to Florida’s No-Fault Insurance Scheme There are exceptions to Florida’s “No- Fault” law that permit a motorist to directly sue another motorist who caused the accident. The first exception to Florida’s no fault statute is if a person suffers a permanent injury as a result of the accident, Florida statute (627.737(2)) defines a permanent injury as: (i) significant and permanent loss of an important bodily function; (ii) permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical probability, other than scarring or disfigurement; (iii) significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement; or (iv) death.
Accordingly, if a driver suffers a “permanent injury” as defined above, then he is not subject to the “No-Fault” limitation against the at fault driver and may be able to bring a claim not only for medical bills and lost wages but also to recover for pain and suffering and other “intangible” damages suffered as a result of the accident. Another exception would be if the injuries suffered are not permanent, but the medical bills (or lost wages) total more than the $10,000 in PIP coverage.
In that instance, a claim can be brought to recover the medical bills (or lost wages) not covered by the PIP insurance. Obviously, even though Florida is a “No-Fault” state, the application of the law is limited since it only applies to those accidents in which the medical bills and/or lost wages or lost income do not exceed $10,000 and where someone has not suffered a permanent injury. If you have questions about whether you have a case against another driver, please call us toll free at 877-694-6079.
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