General Provisions and Definitions for Oregon Vehicle Code

ORS 801.590

“Vehicle” means any device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a public highway and includes vehicles that are propelled or powered by any means. “Vehicle” does not include a manufactured structure. [1983 c.338 §109; 2003 c.655 §94]

Notes of Decisions

Under Former Similar Statute

Defendant's unlawful use of fork lift truck constituted unlawful use of "vehicle," notwithstanding that truck was used for farm operations and was not licensed for operation on public roads. State v. Essig, 31 Or App 639, 571 P2d 170 (1977), Sup Ct review denied


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