Are there medical exemptions and how do I get one?

Exemptions may be requested by persons who, for medical reasons, are unable to wear a safety belt. To apply for this exemption, the person must submit a written application to the Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety requesting an exemption, including written verification from their physician attesting to the need for the exemption. If the request is approved, a special notation will be placed on the person's driver license to indicate the exemption from the safety belt law.

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1. What are the basic requirements of the safety belt law?
2. What vehicles are covered by the law?
3. Why are school buses and commercial buses exempt from the Safety Belt law?
4. What are the penalties for a violation of the Safety Belt Law?
5. Is the Oklahoma Safety Belt Law a primary law or a secondary law?
6. Are there medical exemptions and how do I get one?
7. If a passenger isn't buckled up, who gets the ticket?
8. How does the Mandatory Child Restraint Law differ from the Safety Belt Law?
9. My car doesn't have safety belts. Do I have to install them?
10. I’m too large for my safety belt to fit around me. What should I do?
11. Does the Safety Belt Law apply to employer owned vehicles?
12. Now that I’m pregnant, should I still wear my safety belt?
13. Can’t safety belts actually cause injuries?