General Provisions and Definitions for Oregon Vehicle Code

ORS 801.455
“School activity vehicle

“School activity vehicle” means a vehicle, other than a school bus, that is used to transport students to or from authorized school activities and that is not described by any of the following:


A vehicle subject to ORS 825.100 (Certificate or permit required for commercial transportation of persons or property on public highways) or a vehicle under regulation of the United States Department of Transportation.


A vehicle, commonly known as a private passenger car or private passenger van, that is used by the owner of the vehicle or a relative of the owner of the vehicle for personal transportation of students to or from school activities and is not used for compensation except for the sharing of expenses in a ridesharing arrangement or reimbursement of mileage.


A vehicle that is exempted from regulation as a school activity vehicle under ORS 820.150 (Rules and standards for exemption of certain vehicles from Oregon Vehicle Code).


A transit bus, as defined in ORS 811.167 (Failure to yield right of way to transit bus). [1985 c.420 §3; 1995 c.733 §80; 2015 c.138 §16; 2018 c.62 §4]


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