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Driving restrictions under Oregon provisional license

According to the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles, after you get your provisional driver license, your driving is restricted as follows:

Until 18 years of age:

• You cannot operate a motor vehicle while using a mobile communication device, including talking on a cell phone and texting. Hands-free accessories are not allowed.

First 6 months:

• You cannot drive with a passenger under age 20 who is not a member of your immediate family.

• You cannot drive between midnight and 5 a.m. unless you are:

— Driving between home and work.

— Driving between home and a school event for which there is no other transportation available.

— Driving for employment purposes.

— Accompanied by a licensed driver who is at least 25 years old.

Second 6 months:

• You cannot drive with more than three (3) passengers who are under age 20 who are not members of your immediate family*; and

• You cannot drive between midnight and 5 a.m. unless you are:

— Driving between home and work.

— Driving between home and a school event for which there is no other transportation available.

— Driving for employment purposes.

— Accompanied by a licensed driver who is at least 25 years old.

*Passenger restrictions do not apply while driving with an instructor as part of a certified traffic safety education course or with a parent, stepparent, or legal guardian who has valid driving privileges. Note: The passenger and night driving restrictions only apply until you are 18 or you have had your provisional license for one year, whichever comes first.

 

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