Weese recently purchased the motorcycle and was wearing an approved Department of Transportation helmet. Washington State Department of Licensing requires all motorcycle drivers be endorsed to operate two and three wheel vehicles on the roadway. Weese was not endorsed to operate a motorcycle in Washington.
Approximately 40% of motorcyclists killed in collisions are found to be under the influence of alcohol, more than with any other group of drivers. In addition, approximately 34% do not have a motorcycle endorsement. Troopers have been provided additional training in the detection of impaired motorcyclists and take a “no-tolerance” enforcement policy for operators without the proper license endorsement.
For information on how to properly obtain a motorcycle endorsement on your driver’s license, visit: http://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/motoendorsement.html.