Rules of the Road for Drivers

ORS 811.800
Operation of funeral vehicles with improper lights

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(1)

A person commits the offense of operation of a funeral escort vehicle or a funeral lead vehicle with improper lights if the person:

(a)

Fails to equip the funeral escort vehicle or funeral lead vehicle with at least one “fire company warning light” as provided for under ORS 816.350 (Prohibitions on number and kind of lights for certain vehicles) and described under ORS 816.285 (Fire department warning lights); or

(b)

Uses the “fire company warning light” at any time except during a funeral procession.

(2)

No ordinance or other regulation shall prohibit the use of warning lights on a funeral escort vehicle or funeral lead vehicle while driving in a funeral procession.

(3)

The offense described in this section, operation of a funeral escort vehicle or funeral lead vehicle with improper lights, is a Class D traffic violation. [1991 c.482 §6; 1993 c.18 §170; 1995 c.383 §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)


Source

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Jun. 26, 2021