Rules of the Road for Drivers

ORS 811.220
Certificates of exemption from safety belt requirement

The Director of Transportation shall issue a certificate of exemption required under ORS 811.215 (Exemptions from safety belt requirements) for any person on whose behalf a statement signed by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant is presented to the Department of Transportation. For a physician’s, nurse practitioner’s or physician assistant’s statement to qualify under this section, the physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant giving the statement must set forth reasons in the statement why use of a child safety system, safety belt or safety harness by the person would be impractical or harmful to the person by reason of physical condition, medical problem or body size. [1985 c.16 §310; 1985 c.619 §4; 1991 c.2 §3; 1995 c.79 §372; 2001 c.104 §306; 2015 c.109 §1]
Chapter 811

See also annotations under ORS chapter 483 in permanent edition.

Notes of Decisions

Under Former Similar Statute

A party in violation of a motor vehicle statute is negligent as a matter of law unless he introduces evidence from which the trier of fact could find that he was acting as a reasonably prudent person under the circumstances. Barnum v. Williams, 264 Or 71, 504 P2d 122 (1972)

Law Review Citations

Under Former Similar Statute

10 WLJ 207 (1974)


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