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It may seem daunting, but getting your Nevada Class M driver license is a worthwhile goal to strive after. The information and resources presented here will help you break down the process into steps, so that getting on the road doesn’t seem so far off.
The state of Nevada offers rider education courses called “The More You Know, the Better It Gets.” These educational courses are developed and run by the Nevada Rider Motorcycle Safety Program and are designed to give participants knowledge of what riders and their motorcycles can do. Participants often come away from the experience with new skills under their belt.
Before issuing individuals a motorcycle driver license, the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (NV DMV) carries out both knowledge and skills tests. The knowledge test assesses applicants’ understanding of safe driving practices.
The Motorcycle Operators Skill Test (MOST) is the final step before applicants receive their full Class M license. This on-cycle practical skills test involves the following components:
Even though riders have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers of other types of vehicles in Nevada, they still need to consider some specific motorcycle traffic laws, including:
Both the Class M knowledge and skills tests are based on the Nevada Motorcycle Operator Manual, which includes crucial information on the following:
You can get a copy of the Nevada Motorcycle Operator Manual from the state DMV office, the official NV DMV website, or for free online – see below. It’s a worthwhile read for novice and experienced riders alike, as it is often being updated with new rules, research and practical information. The last release of the manual was January 2017.
Once you get your Class M driver license, and you have dealt with your insurance, you’ll be ready to ride! See you on the road!