Module 2: Driver’s License 02 (Types of Driver’s License, restrictions, endorsements )

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Types of driver’s license

A B C M

Restrictions

  • Restrictions on a license

  A corrective lenses

  B the driver must drive accompanied by a licensed person who has more than one year of license and is older than 21 years

Replacement (duplicate) or change of a license or change of address must be presented to the offices of the D.P.S one month before the expiration of the license (For renewal)

Types of Licenses, Restrictions and Endorsements

The types of Texas Driver’s Licenses are:

  • Instruction Permit
  • Provisional License
  • Classified Driver’s License
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

A restriction or endorsement may be placed on your license. The purpose of this is to improve the safety of your driving and the safety of others with whom you share the road. When this occurs, a letter code is stamped on the license that describes the type of restriction you are subject to. Below you will find a complete list of restriction codes.

Endorsement Code

  • • H Hazardous Materials – CDL Only
  • • N Tank Vehicle – CDL Only
  • • P Passengers – CDL only
  • • S School Bus – CDL only
  • • T Double / triple trailer (CDL and non-CDL)
  • • X Combination of hazardous materials and tank vehicle – CDL only

Restriction Codes

B-LOFS Authorized to drive with a co-driver 21 years of age or older who have their own driver’s license

C- Only during the day

D- It must not exceed 45 MPH

E- Do not drive on express roads

I- M / C must not exceed 250 cc

J- Operator M / C with license of 21 years or more at sight

K- Motorcycle

L- Vehicle without air brakes – applies to vehicles that require CDL

M -CDL Intra State Trade Only

P- Declared in the license

Q- LOFS Authorized to drive with a co-driver 21 years of age or older who owns his own driver’s license in a vehicle above Class B

R- LOFS Authorized to drive with a co-driver 21 years of age or older who owns his own driver’s license in a vehicle above Class C

S- Outside mirror or hearing aid

T- Automatic Transmission

U- Applicable prosthetic devices

V- Applicable vehicle devices

W-Hydraulic steering

Class C Driver’s License (You are making this license)

  • A vehicle or combination of vehicles not included in class A or B.
  • A vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) less than 26,001 lbs. That is towing with a trailer with a GVWR not exceeding 10,000 lbs. Or Agricola trailer with a GVWR not exceeding 20,000 lbs.
  • An autocycle, which is defined as a vehicle other than a tractor, and that:
  • It is designed to have no more than three wheels on the ground when moving.
  • Count on a steering wheel
  • Have seats that do not require the driver to sit with one leg on each side.
  • Manufactured and certified to meet federal motorcycle safety requirements.