A. General Provisions
B. Motorcycle Safety Education
Enactment. Chapter 79 was added March 29, 1984, P.L.159, No.31, effective in 90 days.
7901. Short title of chapter.
7903. Waiver of examination.
7905. Restricted receipts account.
§ 7901. Short title of chapter.
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the Motorcycle Safety Law.
§ 7902. Definitions.
The following words and phrases when used in this chapter shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
"Approved motorcycle safety course." A course of motorcycle safety education approved by the department and offered by public schools or other organizations which meet instructional, course and teacher certification requirements of this Commonwealth.
"Motorcycle Safety Education Account." A restricted receipts account established from fees assessed by this chapter.
§ 7903. Waiver of examination.
Applicants who have successfully completed an approved motorcycle safety course shall be deemed to have met the requirements of the motorcycle operator's license examination administered by the department and the examination shall be waived.
§ 7904. Fees.
Fees relating to motorcycle licenses for motorcycle operators to be collected by the department under this chapter shall be in addition to any other fees imposed under the provisions of this title and are as follows:
(1) An additional fee of $5 shall be assessed and collected for each original motorcycle operator's license.
(2) An additional fee of $5 shall be assessed and collected for each annual renewal of a motorcycle operator's license.
(3) An additional fee of $5 shall be assessed and collected for each motorcycle learner's permit.
(4) An additional fee of $5 shall be assessed and collected for each replacement motorcycle operator's license.
(Oct. 2, 2002, P.L.801, No.114, eff. 6 months)
§ 7905. Restricted receipts account.
The department shall deposit all moneys received from the additional fees collected under this chapter in a restricted receipts fund, which shall be known as the Motorcycle Safety Education Account, and such moneys shall be applied to the costs incurred in administering and conducting motorcycle safety education programs.
MOTORCYCLE SAFETY EDUCATION
7911. Motorcycle safety education program.
§ 7911. Motorcycle safety education program.
(a) General rule.--The department shall establish a motorcycle safety education program throughout this Commonwealth. It shall approve and conduct an annual review of course material for authorized schools. It shall certify all instructors and shall include a uniform curriculum for the course of instruction and training requirements for instructors. The department shall be responsible for certifying schools to conduct approved motorcycle safety courses and shall adopt such necessary rules and regulations to govern the administration of motorcycle education within this Commonwealth.
(b) Exemption from liability.--The owner of land who authorizes his property to be used for the purposes of an approved motorcycle safety education program as provided in subsection (a) shall not be held civilly liable for any injury or death to persons or damage to property that may occur during the course of instruction or training, except for willful or malicious failure to warn against a dangerous condition, use, structure or activity.
(Nov. 22, 2011, P.L.416, No.103, eff. 60 days)