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Program Administration/Rider Education

No State-Legislated Rider Education Program in Mississippi

Licensing Requirements

  • $1 issuance fee
  • Successful completion of
    eye exam
  • Successful completion of knowledge exam
  • Successful completion of
    skill exam
  • Valid for 1 year


  • $13 endorsement fee ($5 for those with a regular driver’s license)
  • Rider must be 16 with or without successful completion of a rider education program.
  • Motorcycle endorsement must be renewed every 4 years.

Operator Licensing (1999 Data)
Testing and Training Responsibilities

  • Testing agency: Highway Patrol
  • Third-party testing: No
  • Agency responsible for training examiners: N/A

Knowledge and Skills Tests Used

  • Knowledge test used: Local
  • Primary skills test used: Motorcyclist In-Traffic Test (MIT)
  • Secondary skills test used: Local on-street


  • Rider education waiver: None
  • Reciprocity for rider education completed in
    another State:
  • Reciprocal license waivers: Yes

Operator and Vehicle Characteristics

  • Motorcycle operators licensed: 54,804
  • Registered motorcycles: 20,226
  • New motorcycle licenses/endorsements issued in 2001: N/A
  • Operators licensed through rider education in 2001: N/A
  • Operators licensing without rider education: N/A
  • Operators without license or proper endorsement: N/A

Motorcyclist Licensing System

  • Graduated licensing: None
  • Tiered licensing: None

Public Information and Education

  • Operator’s manual used: Motorcycle Operator’s Manual
  • Annual budget for public information and education: None