SPRINGFIELD – Motorcyclists will no longer have to complete a duplicate driver’s test with the Secretary of State under a new law sponsored by State Senator Doris Turner. Senator Doris Turner sb2092

“This initiative eases the process for motorcyclists to get their license without taking repetitive, unnecessary tests,” said Turner (D-Springfield). “We aren’t lessening requirements for drivers. We are getting rid of a redundant process.”

The new law removes the requirement for a motorcyclist under the age of 18 to complete a motorcycle driver's examination with the Secretary of State. Previously, 16 to 17 year old motorcyclists were required to complete a Cycle Driver Testing Course provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation and an additional examination by the Secretary of State.

“Young motorcyclists will be able to enjoy the natural resources Illinois offers without being burdened by duplicate tests,” said Turner.

House Bill 2582 takes effect Jan. 1, 2024.