Colorado has basically accomplished the same thing by making it almost impossible to get an appointment to take the "road" (it's in a parking lot) test required for a motorcycle endorsement, while allowing proof of completion of the MSF course to substitute for that portion of the test. I suppose that if they consider a five minute test given in a parking lot strewn with cones a sufficient test of riding skill, then the MSF course is a reasonable substitute. The MSF are marketing geniuses. If you can convince the gummint to make your product mandatory, riches await. The article doesn't say but I wonder if Florida mandates that the safety course be the MSF course, as Colorado does.