All five rider education programs in the promising-practices States maintain a close working relationship with the licensing agency in their respective States, which helps promote comprehensive testing of motorcyclists. As detailed earlier in this report (“Integration Between Rider Education and Licensing”), all the programs advise and train the licensing examiners in their States. A Team Oregon administrator explained how the rider education and licensing offices collaborate to implement rigorous testing standards:
“The licensing agency and my office are both part of the Oregon DOT.
As noted by the Team Oregon administrator, the standards for passing a Team Oregon class are higher than the testing standards maintained for motorcyclists by the licensing agency.