ORS 814.484
Meaning of “bicycle” and “operating or riding on a highway”


Meaning of “bicycle” and “operating or riding on a highway.” (1) For purposes of ORS 814.485 (Failure to wear protective headgear), 814.486 (Endangering bicycle operator or passenger), 815.052 (Rules establishing standards for protective headgear) and 815.281 (Selling noncomplying bicycle headgear), “bicycle” has the meaning given in ORS 801.150 (“Bicycle”) except that:

(a)

It also includes vehicles that meet the criteria specified in ORS 801.150 (“Bicycle”) (1) to (4) but that have wheels that are 14 inches or less in diameter.

(b)

It does not include tricycles designed to be ridden by children.

(2)

For purposes of the offenses defined in ORS 814.485 (Failure to wear protective headgear), 814.486 (Endangering bicycle operator or passenger) and 815.281 (Selling noncomplying bicycle headgear) (2), a person shall not be considered to be operating or riding on a bicycle on a highway or on premises open to the public if the person is operating or riding on a three-wheeled nonmotorized vehicle on a beach while it is closed to motor vehicle traffic. [1993 c.408 §§3a,3b; 2015 c.138 §28]
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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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