The Department of Transportation shall provide for the granting of driver license endorsements in a manner consistent with this section.
The department shall grant an endorsement to any person who complies with all of the following requirements:
The person must hold a valid license other than a restricted Class C license issued under the vehicle code.
The person must successfully complete any tests and demonstrations referred to in ORS 807.070 (Examinations) that the department determines necessary to determine whether the applicant is qualified for the type of endorsement sought. The actual demonstration required under ORS 807.070 (Examinations), if any, must be performed in a vehicle that may be operated under the endorsement sought but that may not be operated without the endorsement. Tests shall include, but are not limited to, those tests necessary to determine whether the applicant:
Has satisfactory knowledge of laws relating to operation under the type of endorsement sought, defensive driving skills, the common causes of accidents involving vehicles operated under the type of endorsement sought; and
Can operate under the endorsement in a manner that will not jeopardize the safety of persons or property.
Before the department may renew any license with a motorcycle endorsement, the applicant shall pay the department the Motorcycle Safety Subaccount fee established under ORS 807.370 (License, endorsement and permit fees) in addition to any fee for renewal of the license. [1983 c.338 §312; 1985 c.16 §132; 1985 c.608 §20; 1989 c.427 §4; 1989 c.636 §24; 1997 c.292 §2; 2003 c.14 §477; 2003 c.402 §17; 2009 c.810 §2]