ORS 811.492
Engine braking
  • penalty
  • exception


A person commits the offense of engine braking if the person is operating a motor vehicle on a highway and uses an unmuffled engine brake.


The offense described in this section, engine braking, is a Class A traffic violation.


A person is not in violation of this section if the person uses an unmuffled engine brake in an emergency situation to avoid imminent danger to a person or to property. [1993 c.314 §7]

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May. 15, 2020