Oregon Department of Transportation : Oregon Driver Manual (2023)

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  • Pedestrians
  • School Zones
  • Bicycles
  • Motorcycles and Mopeds
  • Large Vehicles
  • School, Church or Worker and Public Transit Buses
  • Other Vehicles
  • Approaching Stopped Vehicles
  • Emergency Vehicles
  • Police Stops
  • Work Zones
  • Sample Test Questions

Drivers of passenger vehicles share the road with many other users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, highway workers and persons using a mode of transportation such as a skateboard or scooter in a public way, crosswalk or shoulder of the highway are all vulnerable users of the road. These users of the road are vulnerable because they can be hard to see and may not have protection against injury in a crash. While driving it is important to look for all types of road users.


The term pedestrian refers to all people walking, as well as rolling with skateboards, scooters and wheelchairs, etc.You must stop for pedestrians crossing the road at any marked or unmarked crosswalk. A pedestrian is crossing the road when any part or extension (cane, wheelchair, bicycle, etc.) of the pedestrian moves onto the road.

Stop and remain stopped for a pedestrian crossing in a crosswalk when the pedestrian is:

  • In your lane of travel,
  • In a lane next to your lane of travel, including a bike lane, or
  • In the lane you are turning into.

If you are turning at an intersection that has a traffic signal, before you begin to turn, the pedestrian must be six feet or more from the lane you are turning into.

If you are turning at an intersection that doesn’t have a traffic signal, before you begin to turn, the pedestrian must be past the lane you are turning into, plus the next lane.

Do not pass a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk, it is against the law. The driver may be waiting for a pedestrian to cross the road.

You are not required to stop if the pedestrian is in a crosswalk on the other side of a safety island.

There is a crosswalk at every intersection, even if it is not marked by painted lines. To determine where an unmarked crosswalk is, imagine that a sidewalk or shoulder at the corner extends to the other side. An unmarked crosswalk is at least six feet wide and exists even if there is no sidewalk or shoulder.

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A mid-block crosswalk may have a flashing yellow light that indicates a pedestrian is crossing, has finished crossing or is about to cross the road.

It is illegal to overtake and pass from the rear any vehicle stopped for a pedestrian at a marked or unmarked crosswalk.

Do not stop with any portion of your vehicle overhanging the crosswalk area. Blocking a crosswalk forces pedestrians to go around your vehicle and puts them in a dangerous situation. This also limits your visibility to see people attempting to cross from either side of the crosswalk.

If you cross a sidewalk, such as when entering or leaving a parking lot, alley or driveway, stop before reaching the sidewalk and yield to pedestrians and people riding bicycles.

White Canes and Guide Dogs

Oregon Department of Transportation : Oregon Driver Manual (2)You must give the right of way to a pedestrian with limited vision or any pedestrian who is blind or deaf and blind carrying a white cane or using a guide dog. Stop if the person is about to cross or is crossing the road. Remain stopped until the person has crossed the entire road, even if you have a green light.

Children at Play

Be extra careful in residential areas and places where children are likely to be, such as a park. Do not drive too close to parked cars that may block your view. Be watchful when backing in or out of adriveway. Children are unpredictable and may be playing orrun behind your vehicle.

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A school zone is a section of road adjacent to a school or a school crosswalk where signs designate a school zone.

This five-sided sign marks school zones and warns you about school crossings. These signs may display horizontal lines indicating the point at which a crosswalk exists. Two signs may be used together to show the actual location of the crosswalk. These signs will be a yellow color. Actively look for children and be ready to stop.

A school speed zone is an area where a reduced speed of 20 mph applies and is defined by school speed signs. The school speed zone begins at the SCHOOL SPEED LIMIT 20 sign and ends at the END SCHOOL ZONE sign or at another posted speed sign.

School speed zone signs tell you when you must obey the reduced speed limit of 20 mph.

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Any time a yellow light on a school speed sign is flashing it indicatesthat children are arriving at or leaving school.

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Any day, at any time children are present. Children are present means:

• Children are waiting at a crosswalk.
• Children are occupying or walking within a crosswalk.
• Atraffic patrol member is present to assist children at a crosswalk.

Stop and yield to children when they enter the crosswalk or if a school crossing guard signals you to do so. Remain stopped until the children clear the crosswalk.


People riding bicyclesare more difficult to see than other vehicles. They can be hidden in your blind spot and easily missed.

People riding bicyclesoften react differently to road conditions than drivers of motor vehicles. These conditions could include potholes, glass, litter, storm grates, and railroad tracks, as well as opened doors of parked vehicles. Any of these items could cause a person riding abicycle to move into your path or to slow down. Give people ridingbicycles plenty of room to move around these conditions.

When you approach a person riding abicycle, be alert and prepare to slow down, if needed. You may not be able to predict a bicyclist’s intentions. As a driver, you need to know the following rules to properly share the road with people ridingbicycles:

  • Do not drive or park in a bike lane. You may cross a bike lane when turning or when entering or leaving an alley, driveway, or private road.
  • Do not move into or travel in a bike lane in preparation for a turn.
  • You must yield to people riding bicycles in a bike lane or on a sidewalk before you turn across the lane or sidewalk.
  • You must yield to peopleridingbicycles at intersections the same as you do for other types of vehicles.
  • At speeds greater than 35 mph, you may only pass a person riding abicycle traveling in your lane when it is safe to do so and if you leave enough distance to prevent contact with the person riding abicycleif they were to fall.
  • The same rules for passing other vehicles apply topeopleridingbicycles. If you cannot pass safely, you must slow down and remain behind the person riding abicycle until it is safe to pass.
  • Operators of motorized wheelchairs, scooters, and personal assistive mobility devices are permitted to use bike lanes and paths. You must yield to these operators as you would a person riding abicycle.

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Bike Boxes

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Most bike boxes are a green painted box on the road with a white bicycle symbol. Bike lanes approaching and leaving the box may also be green.

As a driver, you must stop for a traffic signal behind the bike box. Do not stop in the box. People riding bicycles will move into the box in front of you at the intersection. No turns are allowed at these intersections when the traffic signal is red. If turning right on a green light, you must signal and yield to people ridingbicycles on the right.


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A sharrow indicates that the lane is shared and people ridingbicycles may be in the road. It is indicated by two chevrons above a bicycle symbol painted on the road.

To learn what is required of a person riding abicycle, read the Oregon BicyclingManual.

Motorcycles and Mopeds

A motorcycle or moped is more difficult to see than other vehicles. They can be hidden in your blind spot and easily missed.

It can be difficult to judge how far away a person riding amotorcycle is or how fast it is going. You must yield to an oncoming person on amotorcycle just as you would any other type of vehicle. It is safest to wait until they pass to make a turn. When following a person riding amotorcycle, allow more distance between your vehicle and the person on amotorcycle than you would another car.

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Turn signals do not automatically cancel on some motorcycles and the rider may forget to turn the signal off. Before you make a turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle that has its turn signal on, be sure the rider is actually slowing to turn rather than riding with their signal on by mistake.

It is against the law to share a lane with a person riding amotorcycle or moped. When passing, you must allow them a full lane.

Weather and road conditions may impact people ridingmotorcycles and mopeds more than other vehicles. Strong winds can move a motorcycle out of its lane of travel. Road surfaces such as gravel, debris, pavement seams, grooved pavement and manhole covers may cause people ridingmotorcycles to change speed or direction. Increase your following distance.

Large Vehicles

Large vehicles such as recreational vehicles, vehicles towing trailers, trucks and commercial buses take longer to accelerate and require more room to maneuver. These vehicles take about three times the distance to stop than smaller vehicles traveling at the same speed. Keep the following in mind when sharing the road with large vehicles:

Side blind spots - Large vehicles have larger blind spots on both sides of their vehicles than smaller vehicles. If you can’t see the driver in the side mirror of the large vehicle, the driver can’t see you.

Rear blind spot - Large vehicles have a deep blind spot directly behind them where the driver cannot see your vehicle. You also severely reduce your own view when following too closely. Do not pull up too close behind a stopped large vehicle as it may roll back slightly when starting forward.

Oregon Department of Transportation : Oregon Driver Manual (10)Unsafe passing - It takes longer to pass a large vehicle. Complete your pass as quickly as possible and don’t stay alongside the vehicle. It is dangerous to stay in a blind spot too long because the driver doesn’t know you’re there. Look for the entire front of the vehicle in your rearview mirror before pulling in front.

If there is water on the road, the spray from a large vehicle will seriously reduce your vision. You should keep as far away from the vehicle as you can, while staying in your lane.

Turns - Large vehicles often cannot see vehicles directly behind or beside them when they are attempting to negotiate a turn. Observe their turn signals. Do not cut in between a large vehicle and the curb or shoulder. Large vehicles may need to swing wide and use more than one lane to start or finish a turn. Be aware of long loads that may extend into adjacent lanes during a turn. When you see a large vehicle making a turn, do not crowd the intersection; allow it to complete the turn.

Backing - When a large vehicle is backing, it may need to block the street to maneuver. Never cross behind a large vehicle that is preparing to back up or is in the process of backing.

Hills or mountain roads - Large vehicles cannot maintain speed when climbing hills and must go slowly down hills to stay under control. Smoking wheels or a high speed can be a sign of brake loss. If you encounter this situation, leave more space and do not pass.

Pilot Vehicles

Pilot vehicles are specially marked vehicles that lead or follow a vehicle carrying an especially large load.

  • If you see a pilot vehicle in oncoming traffic, reduce your speed and position your vehicle as far to the right as possible, while staying in your lane.
  • If you are following a pilot vehicle, increase your following distance.
  • Be cautious when you pass a pilot vehicle or the vehicle with the large load.

School, Place of Worship or Worker and Public Transit Buses

School Buses

School buses have flashing amber and red lights near the top of the bus on the front and rear. They may be equipped with a stop arm that extends from the bus near the driver’s window when the red lights begin to flash.

Flashing amber lights warn traffic that the bus is about to stop on the road to load or unload children. Prepare to stop. When the red lights flash, stop before reaching the bus and remain stopped until the driver turns off the flashing red lights.

If you are on a divided highway with two roads separated by an unpaved median strip or barrier, you must stop only if you are on the same side of the road as the bus.

A painted median strip or turn lane does not create two separate roads.In this case, all lanes of traffic must stop.

Place of Worship or Worker Buses

Flashing amber and red lights are permitted on place of worshipand worker transport buses. If the bus turns on flashing amber or red lights, you must treat these lights the same as you would a school bus.

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Public transit buses often pull to a curb to load or unload passengers. Vehicles approaching from the rear must yield when a bus driver signals to re-enter a traffic lane and there is an electric sign flashing “yield” on the back of the bus.

Other Vehicles

Slow Moving Vehicles

Oregon Department of Transportation : Oregon Driver Manual (12)Slow moving vehicles, such as farm equipment, must display the SLOW MOVING VEHICLE emblem when using a public highway. The emblem contains a reflective, red border and a fluorescent orange center. Be prepared to slow down or adjust your position when you see this sign.

Over-Length and Over-Width Loads

A red flag, at least 12 inches square, must be shown at the end of any load that extends 4 feet or more beyond the rear of the vehicle. A red light, visible for 500 feet to the rear and sides, must replace the red flag when limited visibility conditions exist.

Passenger vehicles must not carry loads that extend beyond the sides of the fenders on the left side. Loads may not extend more than 6 inches beyond the sides of the right fenders. Loads may not extend more than 4 feet in front of any vehicle.

Funeral Processions

Funeral processions are exempt from certain rules of the road. Vehicles in a funeral procession may enter an intersection without stopping and do not have to obey traffic control devices. Other vehicles must yield right of way to funeral processions.

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If you are not a member of the funeral procession, it is against the law for you to join or drive between vehicles in the procession.

Approaching Stopped Vehicles

If you are on a road with two or more lanes of traffic going the same direction and you approach any motor vehicle that is stopped with lights flashing, you must change lanes so you do not drive next to the stopped vehicle or reduce your speed by at least 5 miles per hour under the posted speed limit. Allow the stopped vehicle as much room as safely possible.

When you approach emergency scenes, slow down and be prepared to stop. Do not drive over unprotected fire hoses unless directed to do so by a fire department official or police officer at the scene.

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Emergency Vehicles

You must yield right of way to emergency vehicles, such as fire trucks, police vehicles, and ambulances, when they approach from any direction using a light or siren.

When you see or hear an emergency vehicle warning, you must immediately drive as close as you safely can to the right side of the road and stop. Do not stop in an intersection. Do not drive or stop in a way that interferes with these vehicles. Stay stopped until the emergency vehicle has passed or until a police officer tells you to move.

After the emergency vehicle passes, you must stay at least 500 feet behind the vehicle.

Police Stops

On flashing lights, sounding their siren or both. If you are stopped:

  • Drive as close as you safely can to the right side of the road, stop and turn off the engine. Do not stop in an intersection or pull into the center median of a highway.
  • Limit your movements and those of any passengers.
  • Keep your hands on the steering wheel. Passengers should keep their hands in plain view.
  • Show your driving privilege and/or vehicle registration only when requested.
  • Stay in your vehicle. Do not get out unless requested.
  • If it is dark, turn on the vehicle’s interior light after stopping and
  • before the officer approaches.
  • Do not argue with the officer at the scene. Traffic violations and traffic crimes charged against you are decided in court.

Work Zones

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Driving through a work zone can be challenging. Roadway workers and equipment may be close to traffic. Vehicles may enter the road and cause unexpected slowing in these areas.

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Work zones can change the flow of traffic. Orange signs, lane markings, drums, cones, barricades, or flaggers will guide you safely through the work area. Slow down and pay attention.

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Work zones may have temporary speeds posted that apply whether or not workers are present. The work zone speed applies until you see a sign indicating the end of the work zone or another posted speed.

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There may be fewer lanes or the lanes may narrow. White lines or temporary markers separate lanes going in the same direction. Yellow lines or temporary markers separate lanes going in opposite directions.

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A sign for a flagger ahead may show a symbol of a flagger holding a sign or the words: “FLAGGER AHEAD.” Flaggers use signs and hand signals to tell you which direction to travel, to slow down, or stop. Follow their instructions and obey them as you would any other traffic control device.

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Sample Test Questions

Work zones may have temporary speeds posted that apply :

  1. When workers are present.
  2. At all times.
  3. At night.
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When on a 4-lane road with a painted median or turn lane and a school bus is stopped with flashing red lights:

  1. Traffic in all lanes must stop.
  2. Traffic behind the bus must stop.
  3. No traffic needs to stop.

If a large vehicle swings left but has their right turn signal on and you are also turning right:

  1. Stay beside the large vehicle on the right.
  2. Wait until the large vehicle turns before you turn right.
  3. Squeeze between the large vehicle and the curb.

A person on a bicycleis riding in front of you within a travel lane. You are driving 45 mph and your lane is marked with a broken yellow center line. You:

  1. Can pass to the left if you leave enough distance to prevent contact with the person riding a bicycleif they fall into your lane.
  2. Need to roll down your window and get their attention then tell them to move out of the travel lane so you can pass safely.
  3. Cannot pass the person riding a bicycleat any time.

When starting through an intersection and you see an ambulance behind you, you must:

  1. Stop in the intersection and allow the ambulance to go around.
  2. Pull to the right in the intersection and stop.
  3. Drive through the intersection, pull to the right and stop.


How many questions is the Oregon drivers test? ›

There are 35 multiple-choice questions on the knowledge test. You have to answer 28 of them correctly to pass the test. Once you get a driver's license, it will be valid for eight years. You must renew your license at a DMV office every eight years.

Do you have to take a written test to get your license in Oregon 2022? ›

You are required to take the knowledge test if: This is your first time applying for a driver license​ or permit; or. Your permit is issued by another state (if valid, you do not need to get an Oregon permit); or. Your previous Oregon driver license has been expired for over 2 years; or.

How do I study for my driving test in Oregon? ›

Study the Oregon Driver Manual and, above all, practice, practice, practice. You should be comfortable driving on residential streets as well as in city traffic. If you know the rules of the road and use them when you drive, you will develop good driving habits that will help you on your test.

What is the passing score for driving test in Oregon? ›

In Oregon, you must get a score of at least 76 to pass your road test. You'll begin with 100 points and lose points for minor mistakes as the test progresses.

How hard is the Oregon permit test? ›

Currently there are 35 questions on the OR DMV Permit Test. You need to get 28 correct answers to pass the test — that's a passing score of 80%. With Skip's Oregon DMV Practice Test, we keep things straightforward and simple. We go over the core information you should know, based on the Oregon DMV Driver's Handbook.

How many questions are on the Oregon CDL test? ›

The Oregon CDL test consists of 50 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 40 questions (80%). The general knowledge test covers the contents of the Oregon CDL Manual.

How much is the written test in Oregon? ›

Each time you take the test, it will cost $5. Once you pass, it will cost $23.50 for your permit. In addition to the exam, you'll also need to pass a vision test. Make sure to show up at the DMV with time to spare; they stop testing one hour before they close for the day.

Can I get my license without taking the road test in Oregon? ›

You may not have to take a drive test if: You're new to Oregon and give us your out-of-state license. It can be expired up to 1 year. You completed an ODOT-Approved Driver Education Course within the ​past 2 years and show the course completion card.

How many times can I take the permit test in Oregon? ›

If you fail the exam, you must wait one or more days before you try taking it again. You must wait at least 28 days if you fail the test four or more times. If you cheat on the exam, you will automatically fail and not be allowed to retake the exam for 90 days. You'll need to pay $5 each time you take it.

Is parallel parking required in Oregon? ›

In Oregon, applicants are not required to parallel park before they can get their license. However, even if you don't think you'll be parallel parking after you get your license, it's an important skill to practice and learn.

How do I fully prepare for my driving test? ›

How to prepare for a driving test
  1. Ensure you take the correct amount of lessons before your test.
  2. Get a good night's sleep.
  3. Eat something light, right before your test.
  4. Check over your theory material one last time.
  5. Refresh your memory of the most common test faults.
  6. Get to know the local test routes.
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How do I definitely pass my driving test? ›

How to pass your driving test quickly
  1. Be on time. ...
  2. Have a lesson beforehand. ...
  3. Check you have everything you need. ...
  4. Use your instructor's car. ...
  5. Take your instructor along for reassurance. ...
  6. Ask your examiner to repeat, if you need. ...
  7. Don't assume you've failed. ...
  8. Choose where you want to take your test.
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How do I pass my driving test first time round? ›

How to pass your driving test first time
  1. Practice makes perfect. ...
  2. Get to know the test route area. ...
  3. Memorise your 'show me, tell me' questions. ...
  4. Don't rush. ...
  5. Remember your checks. ...
  6. Make sure you take everything you need. ...
  7. Be on time. ...
  8. Relax.
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What is a good drive score? ›

You should aim for a driving score of 70 or higher. Scores at this level will mean you are a safer driver, less likely to have an accident and less likely to have your policy cancelled due to a low score.

What mark do you need to pass your driving test? ›

There are 15 scorable hazards, meaning there are a potential 75 points up for grabs. In order to pass, you must score 44 points or above. To find out more, read our driving theory test guide here.

What is the average to pass your driving test? ›

The average learner needs 20 hours of practice to pass the driving test, in addition to 45 hours of driving lessons. This is only an average though and shouldn't be something you feel you have to compare yourself to.

How many questions can you get wrong on the permit test Oregon? ›

Drivers begin their Oregon driving test with 100 points, and your examiner will deduct points if they observe mistakes. Up to 24 points can be deducted before you fail your test. In other words, you must score a 76 or better to pass your test.

What is in the driving test 2022? ›

Part of the test will include a reversing exercise (reverse bay parking, pulling up on the right-hand side of the road and reversing 2 car lengths or driving forward into a car park bay then reversing out). You'll only carry out one manoeuvre. You may also be asked to carry out an emergency stop.

How long is the Oregon DMV permit test? ›

Make an appointment or visit a DMV office​ for standby service. We stop giving the test 1 hour before closing. Testing is on a touch screen computer. There are 35 multiple-choice questions.

How many times can you fail CDL test Oregon? ›

We are happy to schedule you for a retest as soon as we have availbility in the schedule, after the minimum 48 hour waiting period. There is no limit on how many times you can test. Those of you who may be struggling a bit can test as often as needed under your current permit issuance.

How many times can you fail the CDL permit test in Oregon? ›

If you fail the CDL Skills Test, you will be required to wait at least seven days to take the test again. If you fail the second attempt, you will be required to wait at least 14 days to take the test again. If you fail the test a third or fourth time, you will be required to wait at least 28 days to retest.

What are the 3 tests for CDL permit in Oregon? ›

General Knowledge Test: required for commercial learner permit applicants. Combination Vehicles Test: required to drive Class A combination vehicles. Air Brakes Test: required to drive vehicles with air brakes.

What causes the most fails on driving test? ›

Not using mirrors correctly when changing direction

It's something that sounds very simple – look in your mirrors before changing direction, but it's amongst the most common reasons for learner drivers failing their tests.

Should you make mistakes before driving test? ›

Having a bad driving lesson before your practical doesn't mean that you aren't ready to take your test. All it means is that you're not a perfect—and thankfully, your driving examiner isn't expecting you to be. All drivers make mistakes; that's why you're allowed up to 15 minor faults before you fail.

What is on the Oregon written drivers test? ›

The questions on the Oregon DMV written test will be based on the contents of the Oregon Driver's Manual, and will concern the Oregon road rules, traffic laws, road signs and safe driving practices. If you fail your OR DMV knowledge test, you must wait at least one day before trying again.

How much does it cost to get a drivers license in Oregon? ›

Driver License - Class C (non-commercial)​$40.00
Driver License - Class C (non-commercial) - With Upgrade to a Commercial Driver License$115.00
Driver License - Moped-Restricted Class C (non-commercial)​$40.00
Identification Card​$40.50
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Can you get a license without a permit in Oregon? ›

An Oregon learner's permit is required before you can get your non-commercial class C license.

Can you go for your driving test without instructor? ›

In short, yes, you can take your driving test without lessons. However, in most cases, it's strongly recommended that you find an instructor to help guide you through the process.

What can you drive in Oregon without a license? ›

A person without a license or driver permit may operate a road roller or road machinery that is not required to be registered under the laws of this state.

How many hours of driving do you need to get your license in Oregon? ›

You have to certify that you've had at least 50 HOURS of supervised driving practice*. GET YOUR OREGON INSTRUCTION PERMIT. You have to have your permit for at least six months before you can get a license.

How many times do most people fail their permit test? ›

Reports indicate that at least 35% of applicants do not pass their permit test on their first attempt. Actually, some reports claim this number may be as high as 43%. While a permit test can be retaken, failing the permit test can be frustrating and disappointing, not to mention inconvenient.

Can I take the permit test online? ›

Online. You can submit your application and take your test online (using a PC or tablet), at home, and come to the DMV to complete your application. Multiple images will be taken during the course of the permit test.

How long do you have to wait to take the driving test after the written test in Oregon? ›

If you are under 18: wait 28 days before retaking the test. If you are 18 years of age or older: wait 7 days before retaking the test. After the second attempt, you must wait 14 days. After the third attempt, you must wait 28 days.

Can you look over your shoulder while parallel parking? ›

Types of Mistakes You Can Make When Parallel Parking

This includes if you hit something while backing up or merging back into traffic. Drive over the curb or on the sidewalk while backing up. Do not look in your mirrors or over your shoulder when you are merging, pulling away from the curb, or backing up.

What happens if you fail your driving test Oregon? ›

If you fail a drive test, you must wait to take another test until the next available scheduled appointment. We suggest you practice and improve your driving skills before attempting your next drive test. You may also want to consider taking professional driving lessons.

Is double parking illegal in Oregon? ›

No Parking

On the road side of any parked vehicle (double parking). On a sidewalk, crosswalk, bicycle lane or path. On any railroad or light rail tracks.

How can I impress my driving examiner? ›

Talk with your examiner if it'll help with your nerves, but do not let it distract you. The examiner will gently let you know if you need to pipe down and focus more on the test. If you want to be quiet and just concentrate on your driving, that's fine too. The examiner will understand and will not think you're rude.

Can I pass my driving test in 2 weeks? ›

If you don't want to spend months or even years learning to drive, an intensive driving course could help you pass your test in under two weeks. According to the DVSA, learner drivers need an average of 47 lessons before they pass their practical test.

Do bananas help you pass your driving test? ›

Bananas are high in vitamin B, which can help calm the nervous system. Bananas also contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, aka the 'happy hormone' which will help you to remain positive for your driving test.

What do driving examiners look for? ›

What a driving examiner looks for. Driving examiners are mostly looking for natural and safe driving. Don't listen to anyone saying that you should drive a certain speed under the speed limit, all that's going to achieve is to annoy the examiner and perhaps even fail the driving test.

Are you more likely to pass your driving test in your own car? ›

The examiner needs a working seatbelt, a proper head restraint and an internal mirror. Dual controls are helpful, but they're not a requirement. No, there's no evidence to suggest that you're more likely to fail if you take your driving test in your own car.

How do I pass my 2022 driving test? ›

12 Practical Driving Test Tips
  1. Try to foresee hazards.
  2. Look ahead.
  3. Learn how to make a safety check of your vehicle.
  4. Keep to the speed limit in built-up areas.
  5. Keep calm.
  6. Check your mirrors.
  7. Don't cross your hands while steering.
  8. Watch out for disabled pedestrians.
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How long is the written driving test in Oregon? ›

It will typically take about 20 to 40 minutes to take the written driver's license test in Oregon. In order to be allowed to take the test and successfully pass, you'll typically need to arrive at the DMV at least 1 hour before the office closes. It helps if you make an appointment.

How many times can you take the permit test in Oregon? ›

If you fail the exam, you must wait one or more days before you try taking it again. You must wait at least 28 days if you fail the test four or more times. If you cheat on the exam, you will automatically fail and not be allowed to retake the exam for 90 days.

How many hours of practice do you need to pass your driving test? ›

The average learner needs 20 hours of practice to pass the driving test, in addition to 45 hours of driving lessons. Once you've started learning, ask your instructor for advice about when you are ready to start practising between lessons.

How long do I have to wait after failing my driving test? ›

You are able to rebook your practical driving test 10 working days (2 weeks) after the day that you failed your exam.

How many months in Oregon after your permit do you have to wait? ›

The second level of license in Oregon is the Class C provisional license that applies to 16 and 17-year old drivers. To qualify, the individual must have held an instructional permit (from Oregon, another state, or the District of Columbia) for at least six months before applying.


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