Bill would make Missouri license easier for military motorcyclists

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 | 9:57 a.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — A Missouri lawmaker whose district includes the Army's Fort Leonard Wood wants to make it easier for some active-duty service members to obtain motorcycle licenses in the state.

Legislation by Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, would waive the motorcycle road test for service members who've completed a military motorcycle course that meets certain safety standards. The bill has been endorsed by a House committee after winning Senate approval.

Brown says the measure will help soldiers who move to Missouri. Some of those soldiers use motorcycles to get around, but Brown says it can take them several weeks to get certified in Missouri.

He says military training often exceeds the standards set by national motorcycle safety groups.

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