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Frequently Asked Questions - Taking Your OR Driving Exam (Or Road Test)

Your examiner wants to see that you are capable of driving safely and effectively. During your OR Driving Exam, you want to make sure that you are not driving too quickly or too slowly; you want to accelerate smoothly and gradually. Obey all stop signs and traffic signals, do not tailgate other vehicles and stay in the correct lane. You should also know what various street signs and traffic signals indicate to drivers on the road.
You should avoid driving dangerously, driving too quickly, hitting other objects, forgetting to signal, rolling stops and parking incorrectly. Always maintain good posture and signal well in advance.
If you wear contacts or glasses regularly to be able to see clearly, you should absolutely wear your corrective lenses during your exam.
Only you and your examiner are allowed in the car during your OR Driving Exam.
If you fail your OR Driving Exam, you will not receive your license. You will be able to retake the exam, but the wait time in between the retakes varies depending on your age and how many times you have failed the exam. If you are 18 years old or older, your wait time is 7 days after you first attempt. If you fail a 2nd time, your wait time is 14 days. If you fail the exam five times you will need to wait a year before you can take retake the OR Driving Exam. If you are under 18, your wait time in between retakes is 28 days. If you fail a 5th time, you will need to wait one year.
If you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian should accompany you to your OR Driving Exam. In most instances, they will need to verify that you have completed the necessary hours of behind-the-wheel training.