Drivers Permits in Oklahoma
Oklahoma has a new graduated driver's license program (GDL). This means you can't just apply for a learner's permit one day and a driver's license the next; there are steps to follow.
In Oklahoma, those steps are obtaining a learner's permit and an intermediate license before obtaining an unrestricted license.
Once you turn 15, you are eligible to receive driver's training from a certified instructor, but you cannot apply for a learner's permit until you are at least 15 years, six months old. Without driver's education, you must be 16 years old before you can apply for a learner's permit.
The learner's permit is the first step in Oklahoma's GDL program. When you apply for your learner's permit, you'll need to pass written and vision tests at your Driver's Exam Station. If you haven't yet turned 16, you'll also need to be enrolled in or have successfully completed a driver's education program approved by the state.
When you apply, be sure to take your certified birth certificate, Social Security, or other forms of ID, along with the appropriate fees. The cost for a Class D Learner's Permit is $25.50. If you fail the test and have to retake it, the retest fee is $4.
With the learner's permit, you are required to have a licensed driver 21 years or older accompanying you at all times. You'll need to practice driving for a minimum of 50 hours, with 10 of those hours being night time driving, to prepare you for the next stage―the intermediate license.
After you've held the learner's permit for six months and had no traffic violations or accidents, you may apply for the intermediate license.
You'll need to take the driving skills test at this point, and the licensed driver who accompanied you during your 50 hours of practice time will need to complete an affidavit declaring that you received the required training and practice.
The intermediate license allows you to drive without supervision from 5 a.m.-11 p.m. You may transport only one passenger or only people who live in your own household, unless accompanied by a licensed driver 21 years or older.
The fee for an intermediate license is $10. If you fail the driving portion of the test, the retake fee is $4.
Once you've held the intermediate license for a minimum of six months with no traffic convictions, you are eligible to apply for an unrestricted license. You're also ready to head over to Applying for a New License!
You'll need a replacement license if yours is lost or stolen. Drop by your local Driver's Exam Station to complete paperwork, and then take it to your local tag office to get a duplicate license. The replacement fee is $10.
Learner's permits and intermediate licenses are valid for four years. If you happen to let yours expire before moving to the next stage of licensing, you may renew them for a fee of $21.50. Just drop by a Driver's Exam Station to apply for a renewal.
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