Rules of the Road for Drivers

ORS 811.225
Failure to maintain safety belts in working order

  • penalty


(1)

The registered owner of a motor vehicle commits the offense of failure of an owner to maintain safety belts in working order if:

(a)

The vehicle is equipped with safety belts or safety harnesses that meet the standards established under ORS 815.055 (Rules establishing standards for safety belts, harnesses and child safety systems); and

(b)

The owner fails to maintain the safety belts or safety harnesses in a condition that will enable occupants of all seating positions equipped with safety belts or safety harnesses to use the belts or harnesses.

(2)

The offense described in this section, failure of an owner to maintain safety belts in working order, is a Class C traffic violation. [1991 c.2 §5; 1995 c.383 §118; 2003 c.158 §10]
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)


Source

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Jun. 26, 2021