343.16 (1) (d) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
(d) 1. That the department will issue a regular license, as described 23
in s. 343.03 (3) (a), to any person moving to this state who has been licensed by the 24
other country, province or other subdivision for at least 3 years, who presently holds 25
a license to operate that type of vehicle, other than an instructional permit, from the
other country, province or other subdivision and who is at least 21 years of age. 2
Notwithstanding s. 343.03 (3) (a), a regular license issued under this subdivision 3
may be endorsed to permit operation of Type 1
motorcycles, but may not be endorsed 4
to permit operation of school buses. The department shall issue a probationary 5
license under s. 343.085 to any other applicant who holds a valid operator's license 6
issued by the other country, province or other subdivision.
343.16 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) Specific requirements.
The standards developed by the 9
department under par. (c) shall provide that the examination for persons making 10
their first application for an operator's license shall include, subject to sub. (3) (am), 11
a test of the applicant's eyesight, ability to read and understand highway signs 12
regulating, warning and directing traffic, knowledge of the traffic laws, including ss. 13
346.072 and 346.26, understanding of fuel-efficient driving habits and the relative 14
costs and availability of other modes of transportation, knowledge of the need for 15
anatomical gifts and the ability to make an anatomical gift through the use of a donor 16
card issued under s. 343.175 (2), and an actual demonstration of ability to exercise 17
ordinary and reasonable control in the operation of a motor vehicle. The test of 18
knowledge of the traffic laws shall include questions on the provisions of ss. 343.30 19
(1q), 343.303 to 343.31 and 346.63 to 346.655, relating to the operation of a motor 20
vehicle and the consumption of alcohol beverages. The test of knowledge may also 21
include questions on the social, medical and economic effects of alcohol and other 22
drug abuse. The examination of applicants for authorization to operate `Class M' 23
vehicles shall test an applicant's knowledge of Type 1
motorcycle safety, including 24
proper eye protection to be worn during hours of darkness. The department may 25
require persons changing their residence to this state from another jurisdiction and
persons applying for a reinstated license after termination of a revocation period to 2
take all or parts of the examination required of persons making their first application 3
for an operator's license. Any applicant who is required to give an actual 4
demonstration of ability to exercise ordinary and reasonable control in the operation 5
of a motor vehicle shall furnish a representative vehicle in safe operating condition 6
for use in testing ability.
343.17 (3) (c) 5. of the statutes is amended to read:
(c) 5. Classification “M", which authorizes the operation of Type 1
343.32 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
In adopting rules for weighing traffic convictions by their 12
seriousness under sub. (2), the secretary shall provide by rule for a reduction of up 13
to 3 points if a person shows to the department satisfactory evidence of completion 14
of a rider course approved by the secretary. This subsection applies only to demerit 15
points relating to violations committed before completion of the rider course by a 16
person while driving or operating a Type 1
346.54 (1) (cm) of the statutes is amended to read:
(cm) 1. In a parallel parking area, a Type 1
motorcycle or moped may 19
park at an angle. If parallel parking spaces are not indicated by pavement markings, 20
no Type 1
motorcycle or moped may be parked within 2 feet of another vehicle. 21
Where a parallel parking space is indicated by pavement markings or where angle 22
parking is authorized, up to 3 Type 1
motorcycles or mopeds may park in the space.
2. Up to 3 Type 1
motorcycles or mopeds may be parked in a parking space 24
where a parking meter has been installed unless the space is restricted by official 25
traffic sign or pavement markings to a single motorcycle or moped. The operator of
each Type 1
motorcycle or moped parked in a single space regulated by a parking 2
meter shall receive a citation for any violation of a time restriction.
346.595 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
All motor vehicles including motorcycles and mopeds are entitled 5
to the full use of a traffic lane and no vehicle may be driven or operated in such a 6
manner so as to deprive any other vehicle of the full use of a traffic lane. With the 7
consent of both drivers, Type 1
motorcycles may be operated not more than 2 abreast 8
in a single lane, but mopeds may be so operated only where the speed limit is 25 miles 9
per hour or less.
346.595 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
No passenger may ride a Type 1
motorcycle who, when properly 12
seated, cannot rest the feet on assigned foot rests or pegs. No passenger may ride on 13
346.595 (3m) of the statutes is amended to read:
No more than 2 persons may ride on a motorcycle having 2 wheels 16
in tandem during operation unless a sidecar has been attached to the motorcycle as 17
provided in s. 340.01 (32) (a) 1. (c)
and the additional passengers are provided with 18
adequate seating within the sidecar.
347.09 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) Every moped or Type 1
motorcycle shall be equipped with at least 21
one and not more than 2 headlamps, which headlamps shall comply with the 22
requirements and limitations set forth in sub. (2) and s. 347.10.
347.15 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
No person may sell any new motor vehicle, other than a moped or 25Type 1
motorcycle, unless such motor vehicle is equipped with direction signal lamps
meeting the requirements of this section. No person may operate on a highway any 2
motor vehicle sold new after January 1, 1955, or any mobile home, or trailer or 3
semitrailer sold new after January 1, 1968, other than a vehicle which is operated 4
pursuant to s. 341.47 (1) (b) or a moped or Type 1
motorcycle, unless such vehicle is 5
equipped with direction signal lamps meeting the requirements of this section. Any 6
other vehicle may be equipped with such lamps. Subsection (3m) notwithstanding 7
direction signals are not required on trailers when the rear direction signals on the 8
towing vehicle are fully visible from all distances to the rear to 300 feet during normal 9
sunlight when viewed from the driver's seat of the vehicle following.
347.35 (1a) of the statutes is amended to read:
347.35 (1a) Parking brakes.
Every such vehicle and combination of vehicles, 12
except mopeds and Type 1
motorcycles, shall be equipped with parking brakes 13
adequate to hold the vehicle on any grade on which it is operated, under all conditions 14
of loading on a surface free from snow, ice or loose material. The parking brakes shall 15
be capable of being applied by the driver's muscular effort or by spring action or by 16
equivalent means. Their operation may be assisted by the service brakes or other 17
source of power provided that failure of the service brake actuation system or other 18
power assisting mechanism will not prevent the parking brakes from being applied. 19
The parking brakes shall be so designed that when once applied they shall remain 20
applied with the required effectiveness despite exhaustion of any source of energy 21
or leakage of any kind. The same brake drums, brake shoes and lining assemblies, 22
brake shoe anchors and mechanical brake shoe actuation mechanism normally 23
associated with the wheel brake assemblies may be used for both the service brakes 24
and the parking brakes. If the means of applying the parking brakes and the service
brakes are connected in any way, they shall be so constructed that failure of any one 2
part shall not leave the vehicle without operative brakes.
347.42 of the statutes is amended to read:
4347.42 Windshield wipers.
No person may operate on a highway any motor 5
vehicle equipped with a windshield, except a moped or Type 1
motorcycle, unless the 6
motor vehicle also is equipped with a device for cleaning rain, snow or other moisture 7
from the windshield. The device shall be so constructed as to be controlled or 8
operated by the operator of the vehicle and shall at all times be maintained in good 9
347.485 (title) and (1) of the statutes are amended to read:
(title) Protective headgear for use on Type 1 motorcycles.
(a) No person who holds an instructional permit under s. 343.07 (4) or who is under 13
18 years of age may operate or ride upon a Type 1
motorcycle on any highway unless 14
the person is wearing protective headgear of a type which meets the standards 15
established for motorcycle operation in 49 CFR 571.218
and the chin strap is properly 16
(am) No person may operate a Type 1
motorcycle when carrying a passenger 18
under 18 years of age unless the passenger is wearing protective headgear.
(b) No person may sell or offer for sale any protective headgear for use by a 20
driver or passenger on a Type 1
motorcycle, not meeting the standards established 21
for motorcycle operation in 49 CFR 571.218
347.485 (2) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
(c) Notwithstanding par. (a), if the
is a Type 2 24motorcycle autocycle
equipped with a windshield or a Type 1
with a windshield that rises a minimum of 15 inches above the handlebar, the use 2
of other eye protective devices is not mandatory.
347.485 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
No person may rent, lease or loan a Type 1
motorcycle to another 5
unless he or she has ascertained that such party has the required eye protection and, 6
if the party holds an instructional permit under s. 343.07 (4) or is under 18 years of 7
age, that the party has the required protective headgear for operating the Type 1 8
347.485 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
Every person in the Type 1
motorcycle rental business shall have 11
clean, usable protective headgear for rent in sufficient quantity to care for the needs 12
of all customers.
347.486 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
No person may operate a Type 1
motorcycle if the handlegrips of 15
the handlebars rise more than 30 inches above the lowest point of the top of the 16
driver's seat when the seat is occupied.
347.486 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
No person may operate a Type 1
motorcycle with an improvised, 19
defective or repaired handlebar.
347.487 of the statutes is amended to read:
21347.487 Seating requirements.
Except as provided in s. 346.595 (3m), no 22
more than 2 persons may ride on a Type 1
motorcycle during operation, and then only 23
if the vehicle is equipped and designed with adequate seats and foot rests or pegs. 24
Foot rests or pegs shall be mounted in accordance with manufacturer's
specifications. In the absence of manufacturer's specifications, foot rests or pegs for 2
the passenger shall be located on the same horizontal plane as those of the operator.
990.01 (43m) of the statutes is renumbered 990.01 (21m) and 4
amended to read:
990.01 (21m) Type 1 motorcycle. “
Type 1 motorcycle” Motorcycle.
is a motor vehicle as defined in s. 340.01 (32) (a)
990.01 (43r) of the statutes is amended to read:
990.01 (43r) Type 2 motorcycle autocycle.
Type 2 motorcycle” autocycle"
a motor vehicle as defined in s. 340.01 (32)
This act takes effect on the first day of the 3rd month beginning after 12