Or. Admin. R. 735-064-0235 - Special Student Driver Permit

(1) A special student driver permit authorizes operation of only those vehicles that the holder of a Class C driver license may operate, and does not include operation of any vehicle that requires commercial driving privileges or an endorsement.
(2) A special student driver permit authorizes a person to only drive between the person's home and the closest alternate means of transportation, or if alternate transportation does not exist, between home and the school, college or other educational institution in which the person is enrolled and is attending for an educational purpose. An educational purpose includes participation in extra-curricular activities as long as the student drives only to the student's school, college or educational institution for which the permit is issued.
(3) Except as provided in section (4) of this rule, an applicant for a special student driver permit must:
(a) Submit a completed Student Driver's Permit Application, Form 735-0009, that is:
(A) Signed by the applicant's parent or legal guardian;
(B) Approved by the sheriff of the county in which the applicant resides; and
(C) Signed by the principal of the school or educational institution, or registrar of the college, in which the applicant is enrolled;
(b) Pay all applicable fees;
(c) Have an instruction driver permit, if the applicant is over 15 years of age, or if under 15 years of age, obtain an instruction driver permit within 60 days after the applicant's 15th birthday;
(d) Fulfill all applicable requirements of ORS Chapter 807 and OAR 735, Division 062, for issuance of a Class C non-commercial driver license; and
(e) Provide proof satisfactory to DMV that the applicant has no other means of transportation available including but not limited to:
(A) A map(s) showing the route between the applicant's home and alternate transportation or home and the school, college or educational institution in which the applicant is enrolled and public transportation routes; and
(B) The hours for which the applicant needs the special student permit and a copy of public transportation schedules.
(4) To be eligible for a special student driver permit, an applicant does not need to:
(a) Possess an instruction driver permit for at least six months prior to applying for a special student driver permit;
(b) Have at least 50 hours of driving experience with a licensed driver over the age of 21 years of age; or
(c) Complete a traffic safety education course.
(5) In addition to any other driving restrictions that may be imposed by DMV:
(a) The holder of a special student driver permit may not drive a motor vehicle carrying any passenger under 20 years of age who is not a member of the special student permit holder's immediate family; and
(b) The holder of a special student driver permit may not drive between 12 midnight and 5 a.m.
(6) A special student driver permit issued prior to the applicant's 16th birthday will expire on the following date, whichever occurs first:
(a) When the applicant has other means of transportation to and from school, college or other educational institutions; or
(b) Six months and 60 days after the applicant's 16th birthday.
(7) A special student driver permit issued on or after the applicant's 16th birthday and prior to the applicant's 18th birthday will expire on the following date, whichever occurs first:
(a) When the applicant has other means of transportation to and from school, college or other educational institution; or
(b) Six months and 60 days after issuance.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 735-064-0235
DMV 12-1996, f. & cert. ef. 12-20-96; DMV 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 1-17-01; DMV 31-2005, f. & cert. ef. 12-14-05; DMV 19-2006, f. & cert. ef. 12-13-06; DMV 4-2016, f. 9-22-16, cert. ef. 9/26/2016; DMV 20-2017, amend filed 11/30/2017, effective 1/1/2018; DMV 19-2020, temporary amend filed 06/25/2020, effective 07/06/2020 through 01/01/2021; DMV 36-2020, amend filed 12/11/2020, effective 1/1/2021; DMV 25-2023, amend filed 11/14/2023, effective 11/14/2023

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 184.619, 802.010, 807.120 & 807.230

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 807.031, 807.170, 807.200 & 807.230

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