What You Need to Know About the Oklahoma Graduated Driver’s License System
While most states have adopted the GDL system, they have not all implemented the same rules. To make matter worse, a permit from one state might not be recognized in another, and the restrictions for new drivers also may be different. If you are considering getting your license in Oklahoma, these are things you need to know.
If you are taking drivers education, you can apply for your learner’s permit at age 15-and-a-half. If you are not taking the driver instruction course, you must wait until you are 16 to apply.
The application consists of verifying your identity and residency, taking a vision screening, and passing a written knowledge test. Those who have completed drivers ed will not have to take the written exam.
You will have the permit for six months while you practice driving for at least 50 hours making sure ten of those hours are practiced at night. You must have a licensed adult over the age of 21 seated next to you while you are operating a motor vehicle, and you are prohibited from practicing between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
When you turn 16, and have had your permit for six months and fulfilled the mandatory practice hours, you can apply for an intermediate license. While driving on this restricted license, you are prohibited from –
- Having more than one passenger unless you have a driving supervisor with you or the passengers are immediate family members.
- Driving unsupervised between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
If you have completed a driver training course, you can apply for full privileges at age 16-and-a-half, if not, you must hold the intermediate license for 12 months.