Oklahoma

GHSA maintains data on state laws surrounding a number of highway safety issues. Below is information regarding laws in the state of Oklahoma. For more information, consult the State Highway Safety Office.

  • Alcohol Impaired Driving

    Penalties

    Increased Penalty for High BAC Administrative License Suspension on First Offense Limited Driving Privileges During Suspension
    .15 180 days Yes

    Ignition Interlocks

    Mandatory for high BAC (0.15 and above) and repeat convictions; highly incentivized for first convictions

    Other

    Open Container Laws Repeat Offender Laws
    Yes Yes

     

  • Child Passenger Safety

    Child Restraint Required

    Under 2 yrs (or until outgrows the top height or weight recommendations) in rear-facing child restraint

    Under 4 yrs in child restraint

    4-7 yrs and shorter than 4'9" in a child restraint or booster seat

    Adult Safety Belt Permissible

    8 yrs or over or 4'9" or taller

  • Distracted Driving

    Hand-Held Ban?

    Drivers with learner or intermediate license. Primary law.

    All Cell Phone Ban?

    School Bus Drivers

    Yes. Primary law.

    Novice Drivers

    No

    Text Messaging Ban?

    All drivers. Secondary law.

  • Drug Impaired Driving

    DUID Zero Tolerance or Per se Laws for Some Drugs

    • Zero tolerance for some drugs

    Marijuana-Specific Laws

    • Possession and Use: Legal for medical use
    • Impaired Driving: Zero tolerance for THC and metabolites
  • Mature Drivers

    Length of Regular Renewal Cycle

    4 years

    Provisions for Mature Drivers

    62-64: renewal fee reduced

    65 and over: renewal fee waived

     

  • Motorcyclists

    Helmets required for riders under 18. Universal helmet law repealed 1976.

  • Seat Belts

    Type of Law

    Primary

    Who Is Covered?

    13 and over

    In What Seat?

    Front

  • Speed and Red Light Cameras

    Speed Cameras

    No state law or programs


    Red Light Cameras

    No state law or programs

  • Speeding and Aggressive Driving

    Rural Interstates

    Cars (MPH) Trucks (MPH)
    75 75

    Urban Interstates

    Cars (MPH) Trucks (MPH)
    70 70

    Other Limited Access Roads

    Cars (MPH) Trucks (MPH)
    70 70

    Note: Speed limit of 70 MPH on divided roads that have a concrete median or buffer zone separating opposite lanes. 

  • Teen and Novice Drivers

    Full Privilege Minimum Age

    16 years, 6 months with driver's ed.

    17 years without driver's ed.

    Learner Stage

    Minimum Age (Years/Months)

    Minimum Duration (Months)

    Required Supervised Driving Hours (Night Hours)

    15 / 6 with driver's ed; 15 without driver's ed 6 50 (10)

    Intermediate Stage

    Minimum Age (Years/Months)

    Nighttime Driving Restriction

    Passenger Restriction (except family, unless noted)

    16 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. No more than 1