I have a license from another state. If I turn it in to get an Oregon Provisional Driver License, will the driving restrictions apply to me?
Yes, the driving restrictions
apply to all provisional drivers issued an Oregon Driver License. Does this law mean that I can't be driving after midnight, or can I be on my way home?
You may not drive after midnight unless one of the exceptions
applies. What happens if I am caught driving outside of the curfew or passenger restrictions?
You could be cited by law enforcement for violation of restrictions on a provisional license, which is a Class B traffic infraction. Convictions for violating license restrictions are used in the Provisional Driver Improvement Program, along with other traffic convictions.
DMV will restrict your driving privileges for three months to drive only to and from work or when required for your job with no passengers (except your parent, stepparent, or guardian) if you are under 18 years of age and have:
- Two convictions; or
- Two accidents; or
- A combination of one conviction and one accident.
These restrictions are in addition
to the restrictions placed on a driver in the first year of a provisional license. A conviction for violation of these restrictions could result in a suspension or revocation of your driving privileges.
If you get another conviction or accident, DMV will suspend your driving privileges for six months, even if you turn 18 years of age during the suspension period. How will law enforcement know how long I have had my license?
Your Oregon Provisional Driver License shows the date it was originally issued.