The Oregon Driver Manual states that driving is a privilege you earn, not a right.
You earn this privilege by passing a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) knowledge test, a behind-the-wheel driving test and a Safe Driving Practices test (for individuals under 18 years of age).
You keep this privilege if you choose to drive safely for the rest of your life.
Your safety and that of your passengers, other drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists and everyone else who shares our roads depends on you.
Driving safely means…..
- Follow the rules of the road
- Avoid crashes by driving defensively
- Be courteous
- Obey the speed limits
- Stay alert, don't drive drowsy
- Always wear your safety belt
- Make sure all of your passengers wear safety belts
- Share the road with motorcycles, pedestrians and bicyclists
- Never drive if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs – prescription or otherwise
Together we can make our road trips safe and enjoyable!