|Motorcycle defined by Oklahoma Statutes:||
A motorcycle is any motor vehicle having:
1. A seat or saddle for the use of each rider;
2. Not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, but excluding a tractor; and
3. A combustion engine with a piston or rotor displacement of one hundred fifty cubic centimeters (150 cu cm) or greater.
|What type of endorsement do I need to operate a motorcycle legally in Oklahoma?||
In Oklahoma to be licensed to operate a motorcycle ormotor-driven cycle, you have to have an "M" endorsement on your Oklahoma Driver License. To have the endorsement added 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" course the drive test will be waived.
After passing the written exam, the applicant can request a Motorcyle Learner Permit. If you get the permit, you must hold it for a minimum of 30 days. During this time you may operate a motorcyle or motor-driven cycle while accompanied by and receiving instruction from any person who is at least twenty-one (21) years of age and who is properly licensed pursuant to the laws of this state to operate a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle, and who has visual contact with the restricted licensee.Click here for more information.
|Can someone ride with me on my motorcycle?||
A. No person under the age of sixteen (16) years shall drive a motorcycle, motor-driven cycle, motorized scooter, motorized bicycle, or an electric-assisted bicycle on any highway of this state while transporting any other person.
B. The operator of a motorcycle, motor-driven cycle, motorized scooter, motorized bicycle, or electric-assisted bicycle who has attained the age of sixteen (16) years or older may carry a passenger if the vehicle has a wheel diameter of twelve (12) inches or greater and is factory-designed and equipped with either:
1. A double seating device with double foot rests; or
2. A sidecar attachment providing a separate seat space within such sidecar attachment for each person riding therein so that such person shall be seated entirely within the body of said sidecar.
C. No rider of a motorcycle, motor-driven cycle, motorized scooter, motorized bicycle, or electric-assisted bicycle shall hold to any moving vehicle for the purpose of being propelled.
D. No driver of a motorcycle, motor-driven cycle, motorized scooter, motorized bicycle, or electric-assisted bicycle shall pass other vehicles between lanes of traffic traveling in the same direction. This subsection shall not apply to the operator of an authorized emergency vehicle.
|What is the required equipment when I ride a motorcycle in Oklahoma?||
A. In addition to other requirements prescribed by this chapter, by federal law or by local ordinance, all motorcycles, except when operated on actual trail rides conducted outside of public roads and highways, shall be equipped with:
1. Two rearview mirrors, containing a reflection surface of not less than three (3) inches in diameter, mounted one on each side of the motorcycle and positioned so as to enable the operator to clearly view the roadway to the rear of the vehicle;
2. A windshield of sufficient quality, size and thickness to protect the operator from foreign objects, except that in lieu of such windshield, the operator shall wear goggles or other protective eyewear which meets American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standard Z87.1 and provides positive retention, or a face shield of material and design to protect the operator from foreign objects;
3. A properly operating speedometer capable of registering at least the maximum legal speed limit for that motorcycle;
4. A fender over each wheel. All fenders shall be of the type provided by the manufacturer;
5. A horn which shall comply with the requirements of Section 12-401 of this title; and
6. A muffler or other effective noise-suppressing system which shall comply with the requirements of Section 12-402 of this title.
B. No person under eighteen (18) years of age shall operate or ride upon any motorcycle unless such person is properly wearing a crash helmet of a type which complies with standards established by 49 C.F.R., Section 571.218.
C. Handlebars on motorcycles shall not be higher than eye level of the operator.
|If I ride a motorcycle and I am at a red signal light that does not change, when can I proceed?||
(1) the motorcycle has been brought to a complete stop as required by subparagraph a of this paragraph,
(2) the traffic control signal is programmed or engineered to change to a green signal only after detecting the approach of a motor vehicle and has failed to detect the arrival of the motorcycle because of its size or weight, and
(3) no motor vehicle or person is approaching on the roadway to be crossed or entered, or the motor vehicle or person is at a distance from the intersection that does not constitute an immediate hazard.
The driver of any vehicle approaching the intersection, which lawfully may enter the intersection, shall have the right-of-way over any motorcycle operator proceeding through a red light and, in no event where an accident results from the driver of the motorcycle proceeding into the intersection on a red light, shall such driver of the vehicle be charged with any violation pursuant to Sections 11-401 and 11-403 of this title relating to failure to yield right-of-way, Section 11-310 of this title relating to following too closely, or Section 11-801 of this title relating to driving too fast for conditions.
Select Provisions of the Oklahoma Administrative Code and Title 47 of the Oklahoma State Statutes relating to Motorcycle Education (Note: This information is provided as a reference only. Significant statutory or administrative authorities may not be included in this summary. Failure to research this subject independently may result in significant legal and financial liabilities.)