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Drivers under 18 years old can get a permit or driver license. They are called:
DMV will issue a replacement driver license if:
You need to:
After you meet all the requirements:
We test your vision to confirm you can drive safely. If you take the test while wearing glasses or contacts, you will be required to wear them when you drive.
If you don’t pass the vision test, we’ll give you a form to take to your eye doctor.
There is no fee for this test. You can take this test up to 30 days before your 16th birthday. Everything you need to pass the test is in the Oregon Driver Manual.
If you are caught cheating, your test will be stopped. You will not be allowed to test again for 90 days.
If you fail the Safe Driving Practices Test, you must wait to take another test. The wait time after:
The Drive Test fee at DMV is $9. Bring a passenger vehicle with current registration and valid proof of insurance.
The examiner will sit in the front seat and give you directions. They will discuss the results with you after the test.
If you fail the Drive Test, you must wait to take another test. The wait time after:
You may not have to take a drive test if:
You need to bring a passenger vehicle with valid registration for the drive test. The examiner will check it for the required equipment. You will have to reschedule if your vehicle does not pass the equipment check.
Equipment that must work:
You must show proof of insurance before a drive test. You can use:
If weather conditions require, your vehicle must have studded tires or traction devices, windshield wipers, headlights, taillights and a window defroster.
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