April 20, 2010 Motorcycle riders in Connecticut may have to take a 15 hour safety course and fork over $200 for the privledge of riding in the Constitution State if a bill, currently under consideration passes all the legislative hurdles.
The House appropriations committee voted Monday 42-2 in favor of a bill that would require anyone applying for a motorcycle endorsement, regardless of age, to complete a novice motorcycle training course. Currently, only those under 18 must take a training course.
The transportation committee passed the bill in March. It now goes to the House of Representatives and the Senate for action.