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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-09-2008, 07:38 AM Thread Starter
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Trike endorsement required

As of June 2, 2008 the state of South Carolina has added a trike/sidecar endorsement on the drivers license. Unless you had obtained a waiver prior to them creating the endorsement you must test to have it put on your license..
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As of June 2, 2008 the state of South Carolina has added a trike/sidecar endorsement on the drivers license. Unless you had obtained a waiver prior to them creating the endorsement you must test to have it put on your license..
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So let me get this straight....
You get a MC endorsement .. pay the bucks...
then to drive a hack, or a trike you have to take ANOTHER TEST, and PAY ANOTHER FEE!!!???

Is that what your saying???
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So let me get this straight....
You get a MC endorsement .. pay the bucks...
then to drive a hack, or a trike you have to take ANOTHER TEST, and PAY ANOTHER FEE!!!???

Is that what your saying???
As We know, the skills required to ride a trike or a hack are different than those required to ride a bike. I would have no quarrel with testing if I had confidence that the "testing" would be adequate. I don't.

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Re: Trike endorsement required

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As of June 2, 2008 the state of South Carolina has added a trike/sidecar endorsement on the drivers license. Unless you had obtained a waiver prior to them creating the endorsement you must test to have it put on your license..
Revenue?
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As of June 2, 2008 the state of South Carolina has added a trike/sidecar endorsement on the drivers license. Unless you had obtained a waiver prior to them creating the endorsement you must test to have it put on your license..
Revenue?
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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-09-2008, 09:11 PM
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According to the DMV site, the endorsement is DM. D being your standard drivers license and M being motorcycle. I am not sure about the seperate testing required but I plan to find out. One of the bad things about SC and motorcycle licenses are that most people don't have them. They ride on a learners permit and just keep renewing it because most of them can't pass the skills test.

I know of one guy that has ridden on his permit for 10 years, just keeps renewing it every year. So it may be a "revenue" scam, but anything to get people to demonstrate competency is a good thing in my book.

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Don't worry, it won't end there. I've been driving a truck for 30yrs and have a class A CDL with 5 endosements. The HAZ/MAT has to be re-taken every time you renew your license. Last year the re-test went from $5.00 to $25.00 and now you have to be fingerprinted and checked by the FBI and homeland security.(Additional $100.00) So now my "drivers license" cost $200.00 each time, and as far as I can tell nothing has changed except for my desire for a new career...


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According to the DMV site, the endorsement is DM. D being your standard drivers license and M being motorcycle. I am not sure about the seperate testing required but I plan to find out. One of the bad things about SC and motorcycle licenses are that most people don't have them. They ride on a learners permit and just keep renewing it because most of them can't pass the skills test.

I know of one guy that has ridden on his permit for 10 years, just keeps renewing it every year. So it may be a "revenue" scam, but anything to get people to demonstrate competency is a good thing in my book.

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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-12-2008, 08:30 AM
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Re: Trike endorsement required

I checked with DMV and this is a fact now. They just published the Manual and it appears that it is the exact same one that Washington uses. Right down to the riding test. I would think that if you can do this on two wheels you should be able to do it on three.

So definately Revenue....

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