Oklahoma Teen Drivers required to complete online course
Oklahoma will become the first state in the nation to require a work zone and first responder safety course for teen drivers. The law, set to take effect Nov. 1, 2023, will require all Oklahoma teens to complete the free online Oklahoma Work Zone Safe Course before applying for their Class D intermediate driver license.
Service Oklahoma is excited to partner with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and Work Zone Safe to highlight this new law during National Teen Driver Safety Week, Oct. 15-21.
Work Zone Safe was created by Tom Robins for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and in partnership with the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, the Association of Oklahoma General Contractors, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office. Gov. Kevin Stitt, House Transportation Chairman Rep. Ronny Johns, R-Ada, and Senate Public Safety Chairman Sen. Darcy Jech, R-Kingfisher are the dedicated forces behind HB2418, the law requiring Oklahoma teens to take the course.
The Oklahoma Work Zone Safe Course takes approximately 45 minutes to complete and can be easily accessed on any device. Once the online course is completed, teens will receive a digital completion certificate and must present it to Service Oklahoma in order to obtain an intermediate license. Teens may submit their course completion certificate as early as when applying for their learner permit. Starting Nov. 1, the course must be completed in order for a teen to be issued an intermediate license.
Teens looking to take their drive test for an intermediate license on or after Nov. 1 are encouraged to plan ahead and take the Oklahoma Work Zone Safe Course before coming into Service Oklahoma.
Learn more about the Oklahoma Work Zone Safe Course through Work Zone Safe at https://www.workzonesafe.com.
Learn more about the Teen Driver Graduated Driver License Program at https://oklahoma.gov/service/popular-services/teen-driving.html
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