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Oklahoma

Effective date of original law: November 1, 1999

Ultimate Program Responsibility
Oklahoma Department of
Public Safety
Oklahoma Highway Patrol
P.O. Box 11415
Oklahoma City, OK 73136

Day-to-Day Administration
Lt. Donnie Robins,
State Administrator
Oklahoma Department of
Public Safety
Oklahoma Highway Patrol
P.O. Box 11415
Oklahoma City, OK 73136
Phone: 405-425-2431
Fax: 405-425-2464
E-mail: drobins@dps.state.ok.us

Program Administration
Legislative Provisions

  • Source of funding: N/A
  • Stipulated use of funds: To purchase or lease equipment; market and promote program; improve motorcycle license testing and other provisions as deemed appropriate; and to subsidize up to 70 percent of tuition costs

Relationship Among Various Programs

  • Rider education schools are private schools licensed by the Department of Public Safety.

Collection of Rider Training and Licensing Data

  • Agency responsible for collecting rider training data:
    Department of Public Safety
  • Agency responsible for collecting licensing data:
    Department of Public Safety
  • Data available in electronic format: None
  • Link between crash, licensing, and rider education data: N/A

Rider Education
Training Delivery

  • Months of instruction: January through December
  • Number of instruction sites: 3
  • Types of providers: Commercial schools, military, and Rider’s Edge

Operations and Participant Characteristics

  • Courses offered: N/A
  • Students enrolled: N/A
  • No-shows or registration refunds: N/A
  • Time until course reaches capacity: N/A
  • Average waiting period to take course: N/A
  • Students on waiting list: N/A

Program Funding and Expenditures

  • Annual budget: N/A
  • Source of Federal funds: None
  • Average cost to State to educate rider: N/A
  • Course tuition charged to novice rider: N/A
  • Course tuition charged to experienced rider: $75
  • Special fees in addition to course fees: N/A

Curriculum

  • Approved curricula: BRC
  • Advisory committee: The seven members of the advisory committee are appointed by the program administrator.
  • Curriculum approved by: Department of Public Safety
  • Process to modify curriculum: Change must be made in the Department of Public Safety’s rules.
  • Data collected for modifications: N/A
  • Validation process for modifications: N/A







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Instructor Selection, Training, and Evaluation

  • State certification or approval is required for Instructors and Chief Instructors.
  • There is no probation or internship requirement for Instructors.
  • Chiefs/RiderCoach Trainers monitor Instructors.

Profile of Instructors

  • Certified Instructors/RiderCoaches: N/A
  • Chief Instructors/RiderCoach Trainers: 1
  • Instructor candidates in 2001: N/A
  • Percentage of successful Instructor candidates: N/A
  • Instructor demographics: N/A
  • Reciprocity for Instructors trained in other States: N/A

Quality Control Procedures

  • Department of Public Safety is responsible for quality control.
  • Quality control is implemented every 3 months.

Program Evaluation

  • Program conducts regular evaluations.
  • The administrator is to evaluate the program biennially, periodically inspect facilities and equipment, evaluate procedures, and submit reports to the Department of Public Safety and the advisory committee.

Licensing Requirements
Permit

  • $23 initial permit fee
  • Successful completion of
    vision test
  • Successful completion of knowledge test
  • Successful completion of skill test
  • Valid for 4 years
  • Unlimited renewals

License

  • $9–23 license fee
  • Rider must be 16 to be licensed for motorcycles up to 250cc. At 18, rider can become fully licensed for all motorcycles.
  • Motorcycle license must be renewed every 4 years.

Operator Licensing
Testing and Training Responsibilities

  • Testing agency: Department of Public Safety
  • Third-party testing: None
  • Agency responsible for training examiners:
    Department of Public Safety

Knowledge and Skills Tests Used

  • Primary knowledge test used: Local
  • Primary skills test used: Motorcyclist In-Traffic Test (MIT)
  • Secondary skills test used: Local on-street

Incentives

  • Rider education waiver: Skills
  • Reciprocity for rider education completed in
    another State:
    None
  • Reciprocal license waivers: Yes

Operator and Vehicle Characteristics

  • Motorcycle operators licensed: 123,923
  • Registered motorcycles: 56,921
  • New motorcycle licenses/endorsements issued in 2001: N/A
  • Operators licensed through rider education in 2001: N/A
  • Operators licensed without rider education: N/A
  • Operators without license or proper endorsement: N/A

Motorcyclist Licensing System

  • Graduated licensing: Yes
  • Tiered licensing: Yes

Public Information and Education

  • Operator’s manual used: Local
  • Annual budget for public information and education: None