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Finally got your mind set on applying for a drivers license in Oregon? It isn't hard, provided you know what you're doing. The application process is broken into a number of stages, each stage comes with its own set of tests and requirements. To complicate things even further, teen drivers and adult have to follow difference procedures when applying for a driving license at the Oregon DMV. For your convenience, we have broken the application requirements into two groups, so you can just skip right to the section that applies to you.
In most situations, drivers license endorsements are used for granting you additional driving privileges without having you to apply for a different type of drivers license. Most of the Oregon driver's license endorsements apply to commercial drivers licenses and thus won't be useful to those who currently hold a regular class C license. However, there are exceptions to this trend, such as a motorcycle endorsement. A motorcycle endorsement can be added to any regular drivers license.
In certain situations, the Department of Motor Vehicles may have to place a restriction onto your Oregon drivers license. Such restrictions limit your driving privileges to operating a vehicle only when certain conditions are met. Some of the Oregon driver's license restrictions are temporary, while others are there to stay, unless you can prove that the condition that warranted for the restriction in the first place no longer applies to you. Young drivers should familiarize themselves with the graduated drivers license program and all provisional driver's license restrictions that come with the program.