Practice Police Stops

For Drivers with Disabilities

This interactive event for drivers with autism and other disabilities gives them an opportunity to practice getting pulled over by a police officer. This not only benefits the drivers by showing them what to expect if they were to get pulled over out on the street, it also helps familiarize police officers with drivers with autism and other disabilities.

HB 2516 – Effective November 1, 2019

HB 2516 amends 47 O.S. §1112, providing that any owner or lessee of a noncommercial vehicle possessing a certificate of title may, at the time of initial application for registration or application for renewal, inform the Oklahoma Tax Commission (OTC) that the owner, lessee or someone who may be operating the vehicle is deaf, hard-of-hearing, autistic or suffers from Apraxia or a communication disorder. Once provided, that information is to be made available to law enforcement through the OTC’s vehicle registration system to assist law enforcement in identifying the operator of the vehicle as possibly being deaf, hard-of-hearing, autistic or suffering from Apraxia or a communication disorder. HB 2516 defines “communication disorder” as impairment in the ability to receive, send, process and comprehend concepts or verbal, nonverbal and graphic symbol systems.

The Autism Foundation of Oklahoma has pre-printed safety cards available for your vehicle’s visor or windshield and your wallet. These free resources can be mailed to you by contacting info@autismfoundationok.org