The Department of Transportation may not grant driving privileges to a person under a license if the person is not eligible under this section. The following are not eligible for a license:
(1) A person under 16 years of age.
(2)(a) A person under 18 years of age who is not an emancipated minor, unless the application of the person is signed by the person’s mother, father or legal guardian. A person who signs an application under this paragraph may have the driving privileges canceled as provided under ORS 809.320 (Cancellation on written request of parent or legal guardian).
(b) A person under 18 years of age who does not meet the requirements of ORS 807.065 (Additional eligibility requirements for persons under 18 years of age).
(3) Notwithstanding subsection (2) of this section, a person under 18 years of age is not eligible for a commercial driver license.
(4) A person the department determines has a problem condition involving alcohol, cannabis, controlled substances or inhalants as described under ORS 813.040 (Standards for determination of problem condition involving alcohol, inhalants or controlled substances).
(5) A person the department reasonably believes has a mental or physical condition or impairment that affects the person’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle upon the highways.
(6) A person the department reasonably believes is unable to understand highway signs that warn, regulate or direct traffic.
(7) A person who is required to make future responsibility filings but has not made filings as required.
(8) A person who cannot be issued a license under the Driver License Compact under ORS 802.540 (Driver License Compact).
(9) A person who is not subject to the Driver License Compact under ORS 802.540 (Driver License Compact) but whose driving privileges are currently under suspension or revocation in any other state upon grounds which, if committed in this state, would be grounds for the suspension or revocation of the driving privileges of the person.
(10) A person who has been declared a habitual offender under ORS 809.640 (Procedures on habitual offender determination). A person declared not eligible to be licensed under this subsection may become eligible by having eligibility restored under ORS 809.640 (Procedures on habitual offender determination).
(11) A person whose driving privileges are canceled in this state under ORS 809.310 (Cancellation or suspension of driving privileges) until the person is eligible under ORS 809.310 (Cancellation or suspension of driving privileges).
(12) A person while the person’s driving privileges are revoked in this state.
(13) A person during a period when the person’s driving privileges are suspended in this state.
(14) A person who holds a current out-of-state license or driver permit or a valid Oregon license or driver permit. A person who is not eligible under this subsection may become eligible by surrendering the license, driver permit or out-of-state license or driver permit to the department before issuance of the license. Nothing in this subsection authorizes a person to continue to operate a motor vehicle on the basis of an out-of-state license or permit if the person is required by ORS 807.062 (Domicile or residency requirement for driver license) to obtain an Oregon license or permit.
(15) A person who has not complied with the requirements and responsibilities created by citation for or conviction of a traffic offense in another jurisdiction if an agreement under ORS 802.530 (Authority of department for reciprocal agreements concerning traffic offenses) authorizes the department to withhold issuance of a license.
(16) A person who has not complied with the requirement of ORS 813.022 (Proof of treatment) (1). [1983 c.338 §303; 1985 c.16 §126; 1985 c.396 §7; 1985 c.597 §8; 1985 c.608 §16; 1985 c.669 §8; 1987 c.137 §2; 1989 c.224 §137; 1989 c.636 §18; 1989 c.715 §5; 1991 c.702 §22; 1991 c.802 §1; 1993 c.751 §36; 1999 c.328 §5; 1999 c.619 §5; 2001 c.176 §3; 2005 c.140 §1; 2005 c.143 §1; 2012 c.9 §§4,5; 2013 c.233 §§2,3; 2017 c.21 §75]
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