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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

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


  • 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

  • $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


  • $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


  • Rider education waiver: Skills
  • Reciprocity for rider education completed in
    another State:
  • 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