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Kansas Motorcycle Safety

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"Dead Red" Bill



Smart riding is safe riding - KSNT Report

It's Kansas Law

Any person operating a motorcycle which is registered in this state shall be the holder of a class M driver's license (KSA 8-235). 

Penalty for no class M License
Class B Misdemeanor
Fine up to $1000 and/or Imprisonment up to 6 months

Click here to to take our Motorcycle Rider's Survey and enter to win a free registration for an approved motorcycle safety course!!


Game Promotes Motorcycle Awareness

Encourages Motorists to Look for Motorcycles


None of the motorcycles in this picture can be seen in the trucker's mirror's or other blind spots.  Riding season is upon us.  When riding on highways, try not to "hang" around tractor trailers or any large trucks.  Not only do they have a hard time seeing you, but there are other hazards associated with being near trucks, especially flatbeds and dump trucks which spew stones and pebbles behind them.  Several times a year there are incidents of wheel separation from commercial vehicles resulting in the deaths of car drivers and motorcyclists.


Rider Education and Training

Safe riding requires knowledge and skill.  Motorcycle Safety Training courses are available around the state of Kansas.  For information on a program near you, click here.

Click here to take our Motorcycle Rider's Survey and enter to win a free registration for an approved motorcycle safety course!!

Tips for riders:

- Before riding, complete a rider's education course and obtain a class "M" endorsement on your driver's license.
- Wear a helmet and eye protection every time you ride.  Motorcyclists should also wear bright, thick protective clothing.
- Always ride sober. Operating a motorcycle takes a great deal of mental focus and physical maneuvering, so alcohol or other impairing
    substances and motorcycles just don't mix.
- Riders should strategically use their lane position to see and be seen on the highway.  Motorcyclists should also combine turn signals and hand signals to draw attention to themselves when switching lanes.

Tips for motorists:

- Remember the motorcycle is a vehicle with all the rights and privileges of any other motor vehicle on the highway; always allow a motorcyclist the full lane and never try to share a lane.
- Make a visual check for motorcycles by checking mirrors and blind spots before entering or leaving a lane of traffic and at intersections.
- Allow more following distance when traveling behind a motorcycle to permit enough time for the rider to maneuver or stop in an emergency.
    Never tailgate a motorcyclist.

To report problems you experience with roads in Kansas, email here: publicinfo@ksdot.org