The Oklahoma Ridesharing Act encourages employers to promote ridesharing in carpools, vanpools, buspools, and on public transit and protects employers by stating that they are not liable for injuries to passengers and drivers because they merely have provided information or incentives to employees who rideshare ( 47 OK Stat. Sec. 1001et seq.).
Ridesharing vehicles need no special equipment, require no special vehicle registration, and are considered private automobiles under the law. Employer-owned vehicles qualify for tax breaks.
Taxes. Money or other benefits (e.g., subsidies for carpools or vanpools, reimbursement for mass transportation, etc.) are not considered income for purposes of state taxes unless the vehicle is owned, leased, or contracted for by the employer.
Drivers. Drivers of ridesharing vehicles (with seating capacity for 15 or fewer people) do not need to obtain a commercial operator driver's license.
Last reviewed August 2014.