ORS 814.280
Endangering motorcycle passenger

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A person commits the offense of endangering a motorcycle passenger if the person is operating a motorcycle and the person carries another person on the motorcycle who is not wearing a motorcycle helmet.


Exemptions from this section are established under ORS 814.290 (Exemptions from motorcycle helmet requirements).


The offense described in this section, endangering a motorcycle passenger, is a Class D traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §692; 1987 c.910 §5; 1995 c.492 §6]
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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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Jun. 26, 2021