2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-1210.34. Special license plates for automobiles furnished by dealers - Insurance - Liability.

(a) Each new motor vehicle loaned and furnished free of charge by a licensed Oklahoma new car dealer to a school district or institution of higher learning in Oklahoma to be used exclusively for instructing pupils or used in the instruction of teachers in the driver education and training program, including any vehicle used exclusively for vocational agriculture purposes, conducted by such school district or institution of higher learning may be operated for such purpose with a special driver education training license plate attached thereto. Such license plates shall be issued without any charge therefor to school districts or institutions of higher learning from the central office of the Oklahoma Tax Commission upon application forms prescribed and furnished by the Commission, and such plates shall be accounted for by the school district or institution of higher learning to which issued, as the Tax Commission may require. Said special license plates shall be used only on such motor vehicles furnished free of charge by dealers and used in the driver education program, including any vehicle used exclusively for vocational agriculture purposes, and for no other purpose except for garaging and safekeeping of said motor vehicle.

(b) The school district or institution of higher learning may provide adequate insurance to cover such motor vehicle and its use for such purposes, and the dealer owning and so furnishing same shall not be liable for any personal injury or property damage resulting from the use of any such motor vehicle while in the possession of the school district or institution of higher learning, its officials, employees or students.

The use of such motor vehicles for said purposes by school districts or institutions of higher learning is declared to be a public governmental function and no action for damages shall be brought against the school districts or institutions of higher learning and the amount of damages, if any, recoverable against the insurer and collectible from such insurer shall be limited to the amount provided in the insurance contract. Provided that the provisions hereof shall not be construed as creating any liability whatever against any school district or institution of higher learning which has not provided said insurance.

(c) Each new motor vehicle loaned and furnished free of charge by a licensed Oklahoma new car dealer to a parochial, private or nonpublic school in Oklahoma to be used exclusively for instructing pupils in the driver education and training program may be operated for such purpose with a special private driver education training license plate attached thereto. The Oklahoma Tax Commission shall issue said license upon payment of a fee of Ten Dollars ($10.00) per year. The ten-dollar fee shall be in addition to other fees required by law, excluding the annual license fee established pursuant to the Oklahoma Vehicle License and Registration Act. The revenue collected shall be apportioned as provided by law for such motor vehicles. The Oklahoma Tax Commission shall prescribe and furnish application forms for such purpose and shall promulgate rules and regulations for the issuance and revocation of said license. The motor vehicles provided for in this subsection shall not be subject to the provisions of Sections 1152 through 1155 of Title 47 of the Oklahoma Statutes.

Added by Laws 1970, c. 180, § 1, eff. July 1, 1970. Amended by Laws 1971, c. 141, § 1, operative July 1, 1971; Laws 1986, c. 104, § 3, eff. Aug. 1, 1986.

NOTE: Laws 1971, c. 73, § 1 repealed by Laws 1986, c. 104, § 5, eff. Aug. 1, 1986.

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