Texas Drivers License Restrictions

Texas Drivers License Restrictions

In order to improve the safety of your driving, the Department of Public Safety may choose to place one or more restriction onto your Texas drivers license. Some of the Texas driver's license restrictions are only temporary and can be removed by taking additional exams or meeting the requirements set by the DPS. Texas provisional driver's license restrictions is an example of such temporary limitations, as they are removed once the licensee meets all Texas graduated license requirements. All Texas driver license restriction codes can be found in the official driver's handbook.

Texas Drivers License Restriction Codes

Here are the Texas driver's license restriction codes that are listed in the official Texas drivers license manual. You should always refer to the latest copy of the manual as the book is revised and published every year.

  • B LOFS age 21 or over
  • C Daytime only
  • D Not to exceed 45 MPH
  • E No expressway driving
  • I M/C not to exceed 250 cc
  • J Licensed M/C Operator age 21 or over in sight
  • K Moped
  • L Vehicle w/o air brakes - applies to vehicles requiring CDL
  • M CDL Intrastate Commerce only
  • P Stated on license
  • Q LOFS 21 or over vehicle above Class B
  • R LOFS 21 or over vehicle above Class C
  • S Outside mirror or hearing aid
  • T Automatic transmission
  • U Applicable prosthetic devices
  • V Applicable vehicle devices
  • W Power steering

Some of these driver's license restrictions apply only to commercial driver licenses and if you currently hold a regular Texas drivers license, you should not worry about those. If a restriction will be place onto your driver's license, the DPS clerk will explain to you what it means and what are the conditions for removing this restriction from your license.

Texas Provisional License Restrictions

Provisional driver's license restrictions are part of the Texas graduated driver's license program. These restrictions apply only to those who receive a drivers license before the age of 18 and you should not concern yourself with them if you are already over 18 years of age. Teenagers should keep in mind that provisional license restrictions are different from Texas drivers permit restrictions that apply to your Texas drivers permit.

At the moment, the following provisional license restrictions apply in Texas:

  • Curfew. You cannot drive between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m. If you are required to make a trip during this period, you have to be supervised as any learners permit holder.
  • Passenger restrictions. You cannot carry more than one passenger who is under 21 years of age unless the passenger is your immediate family member.
  • Cell phones. The cell phone restrictions for provisional driver license are the same as for the learners permit.

In certain situations, you may have to break these license restrictions, however that is allowed only in emergency situations. Breaking these rules without having a plausible reason to do so will see you lose your driving privilege in no time.

Removing License Restrictions

Keep in mind that there are different types of driver's license restrictions and thus removing these restrictions may require different approaches. Some of the restrictions will be lifted in some time, without your involvement, for example, the provisional license restrictions need to be observed for 12 months only. Some of the other restrictions will require you to submit to additional testing at the DPS, for example, restriction T that allows you to operate vehicles with automatic transmission only. In order to lift this one, you will have to take another Texas drivers test in a vehicle that is equipped with manual transmission. Some of the restrictions can be lifted once you are able to prove that the condition that made the DPS representative place the restriction onto your Texas drivers license is gone. Make sure to contact the DPS to check what the situation is in your particular case.

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How do i remove The restriction B on my license? because im 20 years old and i got it on 03/17/2014 so i can start driving.

I am a 44 year old who has a hold on my ability to obtain a license in Texas due to a dwi I got in Florida,in 1990 while holding a valid Illinois license. 'I committed no offense in Illinois, yet Illinois has the hold on me! How do I get a driving permit for work here? I can't pay the money that Illinois wants(500$) and I don't believe that it's even legal to penalize me for something that happened in another state 25 years ago.

My son turns 18 on Sat. the 14th.He currently has a age restrictive provisional license, His license expires on his birthday this Saturday. Can he renew his license Thur. or Fri. without the age provisional restrictions.

Hello Michael! That's a restriction that applies to a learners permit, it should also have a date there and it tells you that you are eligible to take the road test and get a real drivers license after that date. Hope this helps and good luck!

Does anyone know what Restriction F is?

Hi buddy! It actually sounds like you have a LEARNERS drivers license, which, in fact, is nothing more than a regular Texas drivers permit. How to take the LOFS restriction off your Texas drivers license? Easy. Just schedule a driving test with a local DPS office, drive with an examiner for half an hour and you pass the test, you will be bumped up to an unrestricted Texas drivers license (we advise that you take a driving lesson or two with a professional driving instructor before you hit the office, quite a few people fail their Texas driving test the first time they take it). That's it, good luck!

I have my drivers license. How do I get the LOFS to come off?

In most cases, restriction LOFS on your Texas drivers license means that you did not take your driving test yet. Once you pass the driving test, restriction LOFS will be removed and you will enjoy full driving privileges.

what I need to do for remove LOFS from my driver license?

What about restriction n if my probation is over

Restriction B LOFS means that you must have a licensed driver 21 years of age or older seated in the front seat next to you at all times while driving. LOFS is an abbreviation for "Licensed Operator in Front Seat". Was this restriction placed onto your Texas drivers license or are you still driving with a learners permit?

What does B restriction ,LOFS what does it mean..

corrective lens/glasses required

What is restriction A?