We really have to applaud the effort the Oregon DMV has placed into developing the 2016 version of the official permit book - it is truly one of the best knowledge test study guides in the country and other states would do well to take note of this approach and replicate it in their future driver handbooks.  The 2016 Oregon drivers manual is exactly what it needs to be - a straight to the point permit test study guide with no nonsense that will help you nail the permit test the first time you take it! Download your copy of the DMV permit book right now!

One of the biggest issues with drivers manuals across the country is that the DMV is trying to make the book into an all-encompassing information desk designed to answer every possible driving-related question.  This approach renders the DMV handbook unusable for its primary audience - drivers license applicants who are getting ready to tackle the DMV written test for the first time in their lives.  Seeing this huge publication and not knowing what needs to be covered for the knowledge test often leads to an aspiring driver not reading the manual altogether, forgoing it for a DMV knowledge test cheat sheet or other outside materials that can help with the test.  The Oregon DMV has managed to avoid this trap and the Oregon permit book is exactly that - a book that will help you prepare for the written test and nothing else!  All other information was transferred to the website, so those interested in cheap car insurance, selling or buying a vehicle, DUI courses or defensive driving can easily access it there. Seriously, there is not a single thing we would change about the 2016 drivers manual, it's that good! Even road signs are organized into easy-to-read, printable road sign study sheets, so you could print them out and not have to study them off the screen!

One thing the DMV could work on in the future is adding more sample permit test questions to the book.  Right now, the permit test study guide lists a short 3-4 question quiz at the end of each chapter, but it's hardy sufficient for someone who wants to make sure that he's fully covered for the knowledge test.  Don't worry though, as we have prepared quite a treat for you - over 500 sample Oregon DMV test questions and answers, organized into convenient quizzes of varying difficulty.   Those who want to assess their chances of passing the real permit test can jump straight to the DMV test Simulator, everyone else should begin with a basic Oregon DMV practice test and work their way up through the entire chain of exams.  You don't have to do them all at once, in fact, we recommend that you start studying for the written test at least a few weeks in advance and take a quiz or two every day.  

Enjoy reading the 2016 Oregon drivers manual, practice those sample questions and good luck at the DMV!

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