DPS waives certain driving license requirements for those under 18


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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the fact that Oklahoma public school students are not returning to school this year, the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety is waiving certain driver’s license requirements for those under 18.

Current Oklahoma law requires people under the age of 18 who apply for a learner’s license or driver’s license to present a school enrollment verification as well as documentation of their reading skills. (Grade 8 English Language Arts Assessment.)

The DPS is currently waiving these requirements and permanently waiving the reading proficiency requirement for all grade 8 students in the 2019-2020 school year, as this test will not be administered this year.

This decision was made in conjunction with the Oklahoma Department of Education after passing an emergency rule waiving the reading proficiency requirement and the parties agreed that there is a legal exemption from the reading requirements. verification of school enrollments.

It is important to remember that all driving skills tests have been canceled at this time. DPS also only allows 10 clients in an office at a time and each client must have an appointment.

Last week, the ministry began online renewals for Class D driver’s licenses and ID cards. You can learn more about the online application at my.ok.gov.


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