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.

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Motorcycle Helmet Required?

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 Universal helmet law repealed 1976.

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Provisions for Mature Drivers

62-64: renewal fee reduced
65 and over: renewal fee waived

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Length of Regular Renewal Cycle

4 years

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DUID Zero Tolerance or Per se Laws for Some Drugs

Zero tolerance for some drugs

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Marijuana Possession and Use

Legal for medical use

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Marijuana Impaired Driving

Zero tolerance for THC and metabolites

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Rural Interstates: Cars (MPH)

75

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Rural Interstates: Trucks (MPH)

75

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Urban Interstates: Cars (MPH)

70

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Urban Interstates: Trucks (MPH)

70

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Other Limited Access Roads: Cars (MPH)

70

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Other Limited Access Roads: Trucks (MPH)

70

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Increased penalty for high BAC

0.15

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Administrative license suspension on first offense

180 days

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Limited driving privileges during suspension

Yes

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Ignition Interlocks

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

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Open container laws

Yes

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Repeat Offender Laws

Yes

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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

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Adult Safety Belt Permissible

8 yrs or over or 4'9" or taller

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Full Privilege Minimum Age

16 years, 6 months with driver's ed.
17 years without driver's ed.

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Learner Stage: Minimum Age (Years/Months)

15 / 6 with driver's ed; 15 without driver's ed

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Learner Stage: Minimum Duration (Months)

6

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Learner Stage: Supervised Driving Hours (Night Hours in Parenthesis)

50 (10)

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Intermediate Stage: Minimum Age (Years/Months)

16

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Intermediate Stage: Nighttime Driving Restriction

10 p.m. - 5 a.m.

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Intermediate Stage: Passenger Restrictions (Except Family, Unless Noted)

No more than 1

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Type of Law

Primary

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Who is Covered?

13 and over

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In What Seat?

Front

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Hand-Held Ban?

Drivers with learner or intermediate license. Primary law.

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All Cell Phone Ban? School Bus Drivers

Yes. Primary law.

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All Cell Phone Ban? Novice Drivers

No

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Text Messaging Ban?

All drivers. Secondary law.

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Speed Cameras: State Law

None

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Speed Cameras: Where Permitted

n/a

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Red Light Cameras: State Law

None

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Red Light Cameras: Where Permitted

n/a

DUID Training Grant: Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSO) used grant funding from GHSA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) for two oral fluid testing devices. Oklahoma’s Board of Tests for Alcohol and Drug Influence approved these devices for use but required field testing to develop proper standard procedures.

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