Section 17.302. Classes;
(1) A license is issued for the following classes of vehicles:
(a) a motorcycle, motor scooter, or motor bike;
(b) a motor vehicle not specified elsewhere in this subsection having a gross weight of three thousand pounds or less;
(c) a motor vehicle not specified elsewhere in this subsection having a gross weight of more than three thousand pounds;
(d) a motor vehicle intended primarily for off-road agricultural, industrial, or construction use;
(e) a motor vehicle with a capacity of ten or more passengers used for conveying school children;
(f) a motor vehicle used as a passenger-carrying taxi.
(2) A person applying for a license:
(a) has attained the age of:
(1) sixteen years, in the case of an operator's license or learner's permit issued pursuant to paragraphs (a),(b),(c) or (d) of subsection 1; or
(2) twenty-one years, in the case of an operator's license or learner's permit issued pursuant to paragraphs (e) or (f) of subsection 1; and
(b) In the case of an operator's license or learner's permit issued pursuant paragraphs (d),(e) or (f), of subsection 1, a person is the holder of an operator's license issued pursuant to paragraph (c) of subsection 1.
(3) An operator's license or learner' s permit issued for a class stated in subsection 1 is valid only for the operation of a motor vehicle included in that class, except that an operator's license or learner's permit issued pursuant to paragraphs (b) or (c) is also valid as a license or permit to operate a motor vehicle in a preceding paragraph of that subsection.
Section 17.303. Learner's permit.
(1) The Chief of Police issues a temporary learner's permit for a class stated in Section 17.302, after examining a person's physical and mental qualifications to operate a motor vehicle in the class applied for.
(2) A learner's permit is valid for sixty days from the date of issue, or until sooner canceled by law, suspended or revoked, or until the holder has successfully qualified for an operator's license of the same class as the learner's permit.
(3) The holder of a learner's permit may operate a motor vehicle of the class for which the permit is issued when accompanied by a driver licensed to operate a motor vehicle of the same class.
(4) The fee for a learner's permit is three dollars.
Section 17.304. Content of
A person applying for an operator's license
states his name, age, sex and residence and whether or not he has been licensed
and when and by what state, and whether or not the license was ever suspended or
revoked and the date of and reason for suspension or revocation.
(1) The Chief of Police examines an applicant for an operator's license and determines whether he is physically and mentally qualified to operate a motor vehicle in the class applied for before issuing a license for that class.
(2) By regulation the Chief of Police states qualifications required for a license of a particular class.
Section 17.306. Register
of operators: notation of class to be included on
(1) The Chief of Police files an application for an operator's license or learner's permit and indexes the same by name, number, and class of license or permit. He maintains records of an issued license, an application for license denied, a violation of this title, and a suspension or revocation of license or permit.
(2) The Chief of Police notes on an operator's license or learner's permit the class of the said license or permit, and the types of vehicle which may and may not be operated pursuant to the license or permit.
Section 17.307. Possession of
A person licensed as an operator has his
license in his possession when operating a motor vehicle.
An operator's license is valid until the
birthday of the operator during the fourth calendar year following the year of
issuance of the license.