Beginning this month, drivers in Georgia operating three-wheel auto-cycles will not be required to possess a motorcycle license or motorcycle learner’s permit.
The Department of Driver Services defines the three-wheel auto-cycle as a three-wheel motor vehicle controlled by a steering wheel.
Also, according to a report on the department’s website, Georgia residents who wish to legally operate an auto-cycle will no longer be required to take the DDS motorcycle knowledge test or motorcycle skills test.
The report says drivers in Georgia operating three-wheel auto-cycles will only be required to possess a valid Georgia Class C (regular) driver’s license, a valid Georgia Class CP (regular) learner’s permit, or any equivalent class of driver’s license or learner’s permit issued by another state.
Two-wheel and three-wheel motor vehicles that are controlled by handlebars and require the driver to straddle a seat will be considered motorcycles and will require the driver to possess a valid Georgia Class M (motorcycle) driver’s license, a valid Georgia Class MP (motorcycle) learner’s permit, or any equivalent valid class of driver’s license or learner’s permit issued by another state.
DDS strongly encourages Georgia residents traveling on an auto-cycle outside Georgia to check other states laws in advance, as license requirements may vary among states.
For more information visit https://dds.georgia.gov/