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Driver License Endorsements and Restrictions

Endorsements

Individuals may apply for an endorsement to be placed on their driver license. Depending on the type of endorsement, an individual may be required to provide additional information, complete a separate application, or pass a knowledge test specific to the type of endorsement the individual is seeking.

The types of endorsements an individual can apply for are listed in the chart below:

Endorsement Code

Description

H Authorizes the transportation of hazardous material (CDL only)
N Authorizes the operation of a tank vehicle (CDL only)
P Authorizes the operation of a vehicle transporting passengers (CDL only)
S Authorizes the operation of a school bus (CDL only)
T Authorizes towing two (double) or three (triple) trailers over a specified weight
X Authorizes the operation of a combination of hazardous material and tank vehicle (CDL only)

Restrictions

A restriction code may be placed on any type of driver license. This is not meant to interfere with an individual’s driving but to make the individual a better driver. Individuals who wish to have a restriction code removed should contact their local driver license office.

The chart below describes the most common types of restrictions that may be placed on a driver license:

Restriction Code

Description

A With corrective lenses
B A licensed driver 21 years of age or older must be in the front seat
C Daytime driving only
D Speed not to exceed 45 mph
E No expressway or highway driving
F Must hold valid learner license to MM/DD/YY
G TRC 545.424 applies until MM/DD/YY
H Vehicle not to exceed 26,000 lbs. GVWR
I Motor carrier not to exceed 250 cc
J Licensed driver age 21 or over in sight
K Moped
L Vehicle without air brakes (for vehicles requiring CDL)
M CDL intrastate commerce only
N Ignition interlock required
O Occupational/Essential Need driver license (no CMV); see court order
P Stated on license
Q A licensed driver 21 years of age or older (LOFS) must be in the front seat (vehicle above a Class B)
R A licensed driver 21 years of age or older (LOFS) must be in the front seat (vehicle above a Class C)
S Outside mirror or hearing aid
T Automatic transmission
U Applicable prosthetic device
V Medical variance documents required
W Power steering
X Vehicle not to exceed Class C
Y Valid Texas vision or limb waiver required
Z Applicable vehicle devices
P1 For Class M TRC454.424 until MM/DD/YY
P2 To/from work/school
P3 To/from work
P4 To/from school
P5 To/from work/school or a licensed driver 21 years of age or older (LOFS) must be in the front seat
P6 To/from work or a licensed driver 21 years of age or older (LOFS) must be in the front seat
P7 To/from school or a licensed driver 21 years of age or older (LOFS) must be in the front seat
P8 With telescopic lens
P9 LOFS 21 or over, bus only
P10 LOFS 21 or over, school bus only
P11 Bus not to exceed 26,000 GVWR
P12 Passenger CMVs restricted to Class C only
P13 LOFS 21 or over in vehicle equipped with airbrake
P14 Operation Class B exempt vehicle authorized
P15 Operation Class A exempt vehicle authorized
P16 If CMV, school buses (interstate)
P17 If CMV, government vehicles (interstate)
P18 If CMV, only transporting personal property (interstate)
P19 If CMV, transporting corpse/sick/injure (interstate)
P20 If CMV, privately transporting passengers (interstate)
P21 If CMV, fire/rescue (interstate)
P22 If CMV, intra-city zone drivers (interstate)
P23 If CMV, custom harvesting (interstate)
P24 If CMV, transporting bees/hives (interstate)
P25 If CMV, use in oil/water well service/drill
P26 If CMV, for operation of mobile crane
P27 HME expiration date MM/DD/YY
P28 FRSI CDL valid MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY
P29 FRSI CDL MM/DD/YY – MM/DD/YY or exempt B vehicles
P30 FRSI CDL MM/DD/YY – MM/DD/YY or exempt A vehicles
P31 Class C only; no taxi/bus/emergency vehicle
P32 Other