(g) Emergency situations.
History: 1984 AACS.
R 257.973 Motorcycle operator driving test.
Rule 3. (1) An applicant for an original Michigan motorcycle indorsement on his or
her operator's or chauffeur's license who has passed the examination described in
R 257.972 and who does not have a valid license or indorsement to operate a motorcycle
from another state shall pass a motorcycle operator driving test given by the
department which is designed to measure the competency of the applicant to operate a
motorcycle on the highways of this state with safety to himself or herself and other
persons or property.
(2) The motorcycle operator driving test shall include measures intended to
determine the following knowledge and skills:
(a) Knowledge and proper use of various controls on the motorcycle, including
the location and operation of all of the following equipment:
(i) Gear selector.
(v) Lights, horn, and turn signals.
(vi) The fuel control valve, if so equipped.
(b) While on a timed and painted or marked course or pattern:
(i) Starting the motorcycle from a standing position, which may include starting
on an incline.
(ii) Balancing the motorcycle at slow speeds and through turns.
(iii) Braking the motorcycle properly using front and rear brakes, including a
quick or panic stop on a signal and braking on a curve.
(iv) Maintaining control of the motorcycle while making quick lane changes in
response to a signal.
(v) Accelerating the motorcycle through a curve without losing control or using
feet to keep balance.
(vi) Proper use of controls during the test, including starter, throttle, clutch,
gear selector, and turn signals.
(3) The motorcycle operator driving test shall be terminated and the applicant
failed upon the occurrence of any 1 of the following:
(a) An accident or near accident where the applicant is at fault or negligent.
(b) Loss of control of the clutch or throttle or raising the front wheel off the
(c) Violation of any traffic law.
(d) Exhibition of inexperience or lack of ability to the extent that the examiner
believes further testing would be dangerous.
(e) Unsatisfactory performance of any 2 items required by subrule (2) of this rule,
as measured by an objective scoring standard.
(f) Refusal or inability to perform any required item.