Congratulations! You have just passed the first hurdle in becoming a licensed motorcycle rider in New Jersey. A life time of exciting journeys await you out on the open roads. However, before you start to plan your first trip, you should know there are restrictions that limit your ability to ride — until you are a fully licensed motorcycle rider.
After you obtain your permit, you must wait at least 20 days before you can return to take your road test to get your legal license. For many years, in the state of NJ, a person with a learner’s permit was not allowed to be out on the roads without a licensed motorcycle rider along for the ride. Not anymore. As a permitted rider, you can practice on your own.
There are also some restrictions you must adhere to when you have a motorcycle permit and not a full license:
- You may not carry passengers on your bike.
- You can never ride on a state toll road (such as the NJ Turnpike or Garden State Parkway, among others) .
- You are not permitted to ride your bike at night. Specifically, someone with a NJ motorcycle learner’s permit may not operate a bike between 30 minutes after sunset and 30 minutes before sunrise. This applies to all 365 days of the year, regardless of season.
Just remember that motorcycle riding, while unbelievably exhilarating, can be dangerous. It’s important for all riders, but especially those without considerable experience, to be extremely careful when they are out on their bikes.
If you, or someone you know, have been injured in a motorcycle accident, we can help. Andrew Prince, Esq. has been representing motorcycle riders for over 25 years. He will work hard to get you compensated for your injuries sustained in a bike accident. Contact him today.