EUGENE, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles says it will discontinue scheduling motorcycle skills testing at eight field offices starting October 1.
Motorcycle skills tests will be cancelled at the DMVs in Burns, Dallas, Florence, Hermiston, Klamath Falls, Lakeview, Ontario and The Dalles.
Oregon is phasing in a rider education requirement in place of DMV skills testing because of legislation passed in 2009.
During 2013 for those under the 51 years old, an approved motorcycle rider education course must be completed. In 2014, the education applies to applicants under 61 years old and in 2015 it will apply to all applicants.
The rider education requirement does not apply to those who have a valid motorcycle endorsement from another state.
The approved motorcycle rider education course is provided by TEAM OREGON.
There will still be 16 DMV field offices that will still provide motorcycle skills testing. For DMV services, click here.