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Practice Driving in Oregon

Your provisional instruction permit allows you to sharpen your driving skills under the supervision of a licensed driver. Hold the permit for a minimum of 6 months before making a road test appointment. During this time be sure to adhere to the state's driving restrictions.

A) Know Your Learner's Permit Restrictions

  • You may only drive when accompanied in the front seat by a licensed driver 21 years old or older
  • You must carry your permit on you whenever behind the wheel

Unlike many other states, there are no passenger restrictions.

B) Get On the Road

As part of the eligibility process for an Oregon provisional license, you must, while holding your permit, accumulate a specific number of behind-the-wheel hours under the supervision of licensed driver 21 years old or older with at least 3 years of licensed driving experience. If you've completed a state-approved drivers education class, you're only required to log 50 hours. Otherwise, without drivers ed, you must total 100 hours.

C) Get Proof of Practice Hours

A parent or legal guardian must certify completion of your driving hours.

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