Want to become a biker with in safety vest? You feel the call of motorbikes, but you do not know the rules before you ride your bike. Fortunately, the ACA is here!
You feel the call of motorbikes but you do not have a motorcycle license. What are the opportunities that are available to you?
The different categories of permits
The age of the future rider and the power of its engine determine the class of license to go:
The category A1, accessible from the age of sixteen allows driving a motorcycle 125 cm3 and 11 kW at most, having a power / weight ratio not exceeding 0.1 kW per kilogram;
The class A2, for more than eighteen, allows the operation of a vehicle 35 kW power at most, with a power / weight ratio not more than 0.2 kW per kg;
The Class A opens, meanwhile, the doors of the most powerful vehicles for over twenty-four years and holders of A1 license for at least two years. The latter regulation may, however, be likely to change, a draft decree providing for the mandatory use category A2 (including for more than twenty-four years).
The cases without specific motorcycle license
As an exception to the rules mentioned, it is possible to drive (in the country):
The driving license (driving license) is sufficient or even useless for those born before 1 January 1988 or with the AM license (former Road Safety Certificate).
A light two-wheeled up to 125 cm3. The B permit must be held for at least two years, provided they have undergone practical training (7 am) or to justify a practice of driving a light motorcycle or tricycle (more 50 cm3 or top speed of origin at 45 km / h) in the period of five years prior to 1 January 2011. Regarding the passage of events, it is interesting to note that obtaining a category allowed for five years or less, exemption from passing the theory test.
List of mandatory motorcycle equipment
It must be approved and attached by both the driver and the passenger. Besides the obviousness safe, the e non-helmet is punishable by a fine of € 135 and a loss of 3 points of the license if the offense is committed by the driver.
The high visibility vest
The driver must have close to a reflective vest to be able to put in an emergency (immobilization of the vehicle in case of failure). Otherwise, the fine is 11 € (135 € for non-use situation).
Excluding moped driver, the driver has to prove the possession of a breathalyzer (not used if it is disposable), available immediately. However, the lack of possession of a breathalyzer is not verbalized.
Summer, winter, insurance guarantees the seasons
If the warm seasons are conducive to motorcycle escapades when coming cold seasons, climatic conditions make this behavior less attractive and make you a standstill.
Thus, insurers can offer, for those periods, suspend the different cover taken. It is understood that by choosing such a formula, you must remain insured under the minimum guarantee liability, which is mandatory.
The registration plate
Your vehicle must have a license plate, yellow or white with reflective material, set highlight at the rear. It must be irremovable and measure 21 x 13 cm (mandatory single format since 02/18/2015). Vehicles that already have plates do not have to change given that since 2009, both formats prevalent: 14 x 12 cm for mopeds and 17 x 13 cm or 21 x 13 cm for motorcycles. In case of non-compliance, the fixed fine is 135 €.