Changes to Oklahoma driver license law related to motorcycle endorsement

Ponca City Now - August 4, 2016 11:15 am

(OKLAHOMA CITY) Starting Aug. 26, Oklahoma law will change for people 17 or younger who are seeking a driver license with an M (motorcycle) endorsement.

As of that date, riders age 17 or younger who are seeking a license with an M endorsement will be required to complete a certified state approved motorcycle basic rider course training course before applying. Currently the only course approved is a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) course.

In the past, riders in this age group have had the option of either completing an MSF training course or appearing before a Department of Public Safety driver license examiner to take the motorcycle written and drive test exams.

Under the new law, the MSF test must be completed in advance. The motorcycle written and drive tests will be waived; however, applicants for an original license will still be required to take the basic law test and vision screening. Riders age 18 and above will still have the choice of taking written and drive test exams or completing an MSF training course to get an M endorsement.

The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office provides grant funding to agencies statewide to offer the MSF Basic Rider Course. There is a charge for participants.

To find information about training courses, visit: https://www.ok.gov/okiemoto/Motorcycle_Education/index.html

To view the statute (Oklahoma Title 47, Chapter 6, Article 1, Section 6-101):

http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/DeliverDocument.asp?CiteID=82087

 

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