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Safe motorcycle riding practices and cooperation from all road users will help reduce the number of fatalities and injuries on our state’s roads and highways. Because motorcycle riding laws vary from state to state, make sure you are familiar with Oklahoma laws so you can ride safely and legally.
Oklahoma Motorcycle laws are governed by Title 47 O.S. § 1-135.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What type of endorsement do I need to operate a motorcycle legally in Oklahoma?
A: To be licensed to operate a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle in Oklahoma, you need an "M" endorsement on your Oklahoma Driver License. To acquire this endorsement, you must appear before a Driver License Examiner, present the required documentation and take a vision, written and drive test exam. If you have completed a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) course, the drive test will be waived.
Drivers 17 and under are REQUIRED to take a MSF course in order to obtain an “M” endorsement. To find MSF Courses, click Drivers 17 and under are REQUIRED to take a MSF course in order to obtain an “M” endorsement. To find MSF Courses, click here.
Q: Can someone ride with me on my motorcycle?
A: Motorcycle drivers must be 16 in order to carry passengers. The motorcycle must be equipped with 12-inch diameter or greater wheels and have a double-seating device with double footrests or an attached sidecar with dedicated seating space. Title 47 O.S. § 11-1103.
Q: What equipment is required when I ride in Oklahoma?
A: Motorcycles must be equipped with two rearview mirrors that are no less than three inches in diameter each. Drivers without windshields should wear goggles or face shield for protection. Riders under eighteen (18) must wear a helmet that complies with federal standards. Title 47 O.S § 12-609.