Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

House Bill Creates Exam, License for Three-Wheeled Motorcycles

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

House Bill Creates Exam, License for Three-Wheeled Motorcycles

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A House committee kicked the tires of a bill Monday creating a special driving examination and license for people who ride increasingly popular three-wheeled motorcycles.

Under current Kansas law, individuals are required to take a test on a two-wheeled motorcycle even if they own and plan to ride a machine with three wheels. House Bill 2436 would establish a special class of motorcycle licensing that aligns the examination with the type of vehicle to be driven.

Three-wheel licenses issued under the proposed law would forbid the person from legally riding a two-wheeled motorcycle, but anyone passing the two-wheel test could ride both motorcycle variations.

House Speaker Ray Merrick, a Stilwell Republican, urged the House's Vision 2020 Committee to endorse the "friendly, common- sense update to Kansas statutes. …

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