ORS 814.290
Exemptions from motorcycle helmet requirements

This section establishes exemptions from the requirements and penalties relating to the use of motorcycle helmets under ORS 814.260 (Failure of moped operator to wear motorcycle helmet) to 814.280 (Endangering motorcycle passenger). A person is not in violation of ORS 814.260 (Failure of moped operator to wear motorcycle helmet), 814.269 (Failure of motorcycle operator to wear motorcycle helmet), 814.275 (Failure of motorcycle passenger to wear motorcycle helmet) or 814.280 (Endangering motorcycle passenger) if the person is any of the following:


Within an enclosed cab.


Operating or riding a vehicle designed to travel with three wheels in contact with the ground at speeds of less than 15 miles per hour. [1983 c.338 §693; 1987 c.910 §6; 1995 c.492 §7]
Chapter 814

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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