Under primary enforcement laws, hand-held cell phone use is banned for all drivers with a learner’s permit or intermediate license. All drivers are prohibited from texting while operating a motor vehicle.
Children under the age of two years are to be secured in a rear-facing child seat. Children under four are to be in a forward facing child seat, and children between the ages of four and seven are to ride in a child restraint or booster seat. Children age 8 and older can use an adult seatbelt when they fit correctly. The fine for a first offense is $50 plus up to $207.90 court costs.
Marijuana is illegal to possess or use in the state, and Oklahoma has zero tolerance for THC and its metabolites.
Drunk drivers will have their license suspended for 180-days, and ignition interlock devices are required for chemical test refusals.
Teens can apply for their learner’s permit at age 15-and-a-half, and their intermediate license at age 16. Full privileges may be granted at 16-and-a-half for those who completed driver’s ed.
All motorcycle riders under the age of 18 must wear a helmet.
Mature drivers must renew their license every four years, but the renewal fee is reduced for adults age 62 to 64, and the fee is waived for those age 65 or over.
Under primary enforcement, all passengers age 13 or younger must wear a seatbelt when riding in the front seat.
Sobriety checkpoints are conducted up to twice a month across the state.
Speeding in a work zone with workers and signs present is penalized by double the original speeding fine.