Oregon Online Driver Education and Oregon Licensing Procedures
Congratulations on starting the process of applying for your Oregon Learner’s Permit or first Oregon driver’s license. Oregon has a “Graduated Driver License Program()”:http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/TEEN/index.shtml for Oregon teen drivers, and there are a few things to keep in mind to make sure that applying for your first Oregon driver’s license goes as smoothly as possible. So let’s get started.
The Oregon Instructional Permit or Oregon Learner’s Permit
When you turn 15, you can finally apply for an Oregon Instruction Permit, otherwise known as an Oregon Learner’s Permit. In order to apply, you must:
- Be between the ages of 15-17 and a “resident()”:http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/driverid/idproof.shtml%22%20%5Cl%20%22residence of Oregon
* Provide “proper identification()”:http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/driverid/idproof.shtml%22%20%5Cl%20%22legal_presence and proof of a Social Security Number
* Provide “proof of school enrollment()”:http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/TEEN/school.shtml
* Surrender your Oregon Identification card (if you have one)
- Bring your parent/guardian to sign your “application form()”:http://www.odot.state.or.us/forms/dmv/173.pdf
- Bring the correct “license fee()”:http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/TEEN/permit.shtml
Once you’re ready, head on down to your local Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) with your parent or guardian and submit your application. Then, you’ll have to take a “vision test()”:http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/rules/OARS_700/OAR_735/735_062.html, as well as the “class C knowledge test()”:http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/driverid/testknow.shtml. If you survive, then congratulations. You’ve just earned your Oregon Instruction Permit, which is valid for 24 months from the date it was issued.
Remember, you must practice driving with your parent, guardian, driving instructor, or licensed driver who is at least 21, has a valid driver license, and is sitting beside you. All passengers must wear seatbelts, and be sure to carry your Oregon Instruction Permit with you at all times.
Once you’ve held your Oregon Learner’s Permit for 6 months and have met a few more requirements, you’ll be ready for the next step in the Oregon Graduated License Program, the Oregon Provisional License.
- The Oregon Provisional Driver License and Oregon Full Driver License
You can apply for your Oregon Probationary Driver License once you’ve held your Oregon Temporary Instruction Permit for 6 months and have met a few requirements in addition to the identification requirements listed in the Oregon Instruction Permit section:
- Hold your Oregon Instruction Permit for at least 6 months in good standing
- Complete 50 hours of behind-the-wheel driving in an “Oregon approved traffic education safety school()”:http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TS/drivers_ed_providers.shtml or…
- Complete 100 hours of driving practice with a parent/guardian or licensed driver over 21
- Pass a “Safe Driving Practice Test()”:http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/driverid/testknow.shtml%22%20%5Cl%20%22Safe_Driving_Practices_Test__Under_18_
- Make an appointment for the dreaded “Oregon road test()”:http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/driverid/testdrive.shtml%22%20%5Cl%20%22About_Drive_Tests
- Be able to provide “proof of insurance()”:http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/driverid/insuranceproof.shtml on the car you’ll use to take the test.
- Bring the appropriate “testing fees()”:http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/fees/driver.shtml
If you’ve completed these requirements, then make your appointment and head on down to your local Oregon DMV. Then you’ll have to take the dreaded Oregon “driving test()”:http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/driverid/testdrive.shtml! If you pass, then congratulations. You’ve just earned your Oregon Provisional License. However you’ll still have to drive with a few restrictions for the time being
Oregon Teen Driver License Restrictions and Penalties
There are a few restrictions for your Oregon Provisional Driver License that you should be aware of.
For the first 6 months:
- No passengers under the age of 20 (unless they’re family)
- No driving between midnight and 5AM unless traveling:
- Between home and work
- To a school event
- For employment purposes
- While accompanied by a licensed driver who is at least 25 years old
- Also, no driving while using a cell phone (this includes hands-free devices)
For the second 6 months:
- No more than 3 passengers under 20 (who are not immediate family)
- No driving between midnight and 5AM unless driving:
- Between home and work
- To a school event
- For employment purposes
- While accompanied by a licensed driver who is at least 25 years old
- And again, no driving while using a cell phone (this includes hands-free devices)
However, once you turn 18, you can finally apply for your Oregon Unrestricted License. Then, these restrictions are removed. Freedom!
Oregon Auto Insurance Financial Responsibility Laws
Once you receive your Oregon Learner’s Permit or Oregon Intermediate Driver license, you’re ready to drive—or are you? Not quite yet, because Oregon drivers are required by law to be covered by “liability insurance()”:http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/driverid/insurance.shtml. The minimum liability insurance coverage is:
- $25,000 bodily injury for one person
- $50,000 bodily injury two or more people
- $10,000 for property damage per accident
You’ll also need:
Personal Injury Protection:
$15,000 Per Person Per Accident
Uninsured Motorist Coverage:
$25,000 – Bodily Injury Per Person
$50,000 – Bodily Injury Per Accident
If you are in an accident and found to be driving without Oregon mandatory liability insurance, your Oregon license could be suspended.
Oregon Drunk Driving, Cell Phone, and Text Messaging Laws
As an Oregon teen driver, it’s important for you to learn the Oregon drunk driving, cell phone, and text messaging laws. Like most state, Oregon has a Zero Tolerance Law for underage drinking, and if you are convicted of an Oregon DUI or Oregon DWI, you face addition penalties to those listed below.
Upon your first conviction of an Oregon DUI, you’ll face the following penalties:
- Jail from 48 hours to 1 year, minimum
- Community Service 80 hours
- Fine of $1,000, minimum
- DUI Fees $300 minimum
- License Suspension of 1 year
- Ignition Interlock Device installation
- Drug/Alcohol Treatment Program
- Participation in Victim-Impact Panel Program Required
And of course, further Oregon DWI and DUI convictions will result in increased jail time, community service, fines, and Oregon license suspension or even Oregon license revocation.
Currently, Oregon teen drivers are prohibited from using cell phones while driving, even with hands-free devices.
Oregon Online Driver Education
Oregon teen drivers are required to take an Oregon approved driver education course. You can find a list of “Oregon approved traffic safety courses here()”:http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TS/drivers_ed_providers.shtml.
- What payment methods are acceptable for the TeenDrivingCourse.com’s Oregon online drivers education course?
You may make payment in the form of credit card or online check, or you may choose to mail in a payment by check or money order for the TeenDrivingCourse.com Oregon internet drivers ed course, but payment must be made prior to taking the final exam.
- What types of shipping methods do you provide for the TeenDrivingCourse.com Oregon internet drivers ed certificate of completion?
TeenDrivingCourse.com offers several convenient options for shipping your Oregon certificate of completion, including regular US Mail and Federal Express. When you register for the online defensive driving course, you will be asked to select your certificate of completion. If you select regular US Mail, your online Oregon traffic school certificate will be delivered in 7-10 business days. If you select Federal Express, you have several options! You can select Priority Overnight (by or before 10:30AM the next business morning), Standard Overnight (by or before 5PM the next business day), Second Day (by or before 5PM on the second business day), Express (by or before 5PM on the third business day), or if you complete your online Oregon traffic school course on a Friday, we also offer Saturday Federal Express (by or before 12PM on Saturday).
- If I pay by credit card or online check for the TeenDrivingCourse.com Oregon internet drivers ed course, can I be assured that the website is secure?
Yes! TeenDrivingCourse.com uses the very latest in SSL data encryption technology to make sure that your personal and payment information is 100% secure. We offer several payment methods for our Oregon internet driver education course, including credit card, check and online check.
- I’m a new driver. How much money do I need to fork over for taking the TeenDrivingCourse.com Oregon online drivers ed course?
The TeenDrivingCourse.com Oregon online drivers ed course or new drivers course is $24.99. Discounts may be available if you have a “refer a friend” discount code.
Please be aware that while in some states TeenDrivingCourse.com is sufficient for fulfilling your state’s driver education requirements, in other states TeenDrivingCourse.com is offered only as a supplement to the actual driver education and/or training you will receive at a state-approved driving school. To find out if TeenDrivingCourse.com will meet your state’s minimum driver education requirements, please contact your local DMV office.
- If I am almost 16 years old, can I take a Oregon internet driver education class that TeenDrivingCourse.com offers?
In most states, you must be at least 15 1/2 to take drivers ed for your learners permit. You should check with your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) (or whichever state agency handles the issuance of drivers licenses in Oregon) to make sure that you are eligible to take Oregon driver education.
Please be aware that although TeenDrivingCourse.com is sufficient for fulfilling driver education requirements in some states, in other states TeenDrivingCourse.com is only offered as a supplement to the driver education and/or training you will receive at a state-approved driving school. To find out if TeenDrivingCourse.com will meet your state’s minimum driver education requirements, we recommend that you check with the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
- Will I be able to start and stop the Oregon online drivers ed course as often as I need?
Yes! Once you sign-up for the TeenDrivingCourse.com online drivers ed class, you can start the Oregon learners permit course immediately or wait until later. You can start-and-stop the Oregon drivers ed course as often as you like — at TeenDrivingCourse.com you set the schedule!
- Is there any Oregon insurance discount that would apply if I take your Oregon internet drivers ed course?
In some states, insurance carriers do offer insurance discounts to families with teens who take a Oregon internet drivers ed course. If you are not certain whether your Oregon insurance provider offers discounts for Oregon teen drivers, then your parents should ask before you enroll in this Oregon internet drivers ed course.
- Can I access the Oregon online drivers ed course from a different computer than the one I used to register for the Oregon online drivers ed course?
Yes, you can do that. You can access the Oregon online learners permit course from any computer(s) with internet access, with no limit to the number of computers that may be used. For example, you can take part of the Oregon online driver education course at work and another part of the Oregon online drivers ed course from home. Whatever works for you!
- If I need to stop the TeenDrivingCourse.com Oregon internet drivers ed course, am I allowed to start the TeenDrivingCourse.com Oregon internet drivers ed course again exactly where I left off?
Yes! The TeenDrivingCourse.com Oregon online defensive driving course is convenient to your schedule and you can start and stop as often as necessary.
- After I finish my Oregon internet drivers ed course, how long do I need to allow for my Oregon certificate to be mailed to me?
This depends upon the shipping method you select at registration. We offer regular US mail shipping and expedited shipping through Federal Express. Depending upon how quickly you need your Oregon certificate, you receive it in as little as 24 hours.
How much time will it take me to finish the Oregon online drivers ed course?
You can expect to spend 30 hours taking the Oregon online driver ed course offered by TeenDrivingCourse.com. However, in some states where timers are not required you may not have to spend an entire 30 hours taking the course.
Please be aware that while in some states TeenDrivingCourse.com is sufficient for fulfilling your state’s driver education requirements, in other states TeenDrivingCourse.com is offered as a supplement to the actual driver education and/or training you will receive at a state-approved driving school. To find out if TeenDrivingCourse.com will meet your state’s minimum driver education requirements, please contact your local DMV office.
If I haven’t yet completed the Oregon online drivers’ ed course can I ask for a refund?
Yes! If for whatever reason you find that you are unable to complete the Oregon online learners permit course, you are always free to request a refund as long as it’s before your Oregon certificate of completion has been shipped. This is a more forgiving policy than offered by our competitors, who do not allow refund requests after a certain point in the Oregon internet driver education course.
- I often struggle to read large amounts of online text. What options are there for me to make this less of a problem while taking the Oregon online driver education course?
If you struggle to read large amounts of text, TeenDrivingCourse.com has made a special “Read Along” feature available. It works by reading the material aloud as you follow along with the Oregon online drivers ed class text. You can order this feature when you register for the Oregon online drivers ed class.
- How can I find out if the Oregon internet drivers ed course is Oregon DMV/DVS approved?
The Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) will be able to tell you whether TeenDrivingCourse.com will fulfill your state’s driver education requirements or whether TeenDrivingCourse.com may be taken as a supplement to the driver education and/or training you will receive at a state-approved driving school.
- What Oregon driver education paperwork should I hold onto so that I can learn to drive a car?
Once you’re ready to start learning to drive you will need to be able to present a Oregon driver education certificate of completion to the local Oregon DMV office when you go to take your Oregon learner’s permit exam. To find out what other documents you are required to bring, please contact the Oregon DMV or visit their website.
- Can I have access to the reading material of each corresponding Oregon internet drivers ed course chapters while I am taking each of the TeenDrivingCourse.com Oregon internet drivers ed course quizzes?
No, you will not have access to the corresponding Oregon internet drivers ed course chapters while you are taking the TeenDrivingCourse.com Oregon online drivers ed course quizzes.
- I’m having trouble deciding between taking the online Oregon driver education course and the classroom Oregon driver education course? Why should I take the Oregon online course?
The main difference is the flexibility that we offer. If you hate dull lectures, then TeenDrivingCourse.com is just what you need! With our Oregon online drivers ed course, you have the freedom to learn at your own pace, without sitting in a classroom for hours at a time. Even if you live in a state where online driver education is not allowed, the Oregon driver ed course offered by TeenDrivingCourse.com can still be a valuable resource that will enhance the things you learn in the classroom.
- Will I be asked to provide proof of identity while taking the Oregon online driver’s ed course?
Many states will not require ID verification when taking an online driver education course, although this can vary from state to state. A few states may require us to verify your identity by, for example, asking you personal questios throughout the course. The purpose of this is simply to verify that you are who you say you are.
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