Oregon Vehicle Equipment Generally
ORS 815.055
Rules establishing standards for safety belts, harnesses and child safety systems


(1)

The Department of Transportation shall adopt and enforce rules establishing minimum standards and specifications for the construction and installation of safety belts, safety harnesses or child safety systems and anchors or other devices to which safety belts, safety harnesses or child safety systems may be attached and secured. The rules adopted under this subsection are subject to the following:

(a)

The rules that establish minimum standards and specifications for child safety systems required and regulated under this section and ORS 811.210 (Failure to properly use safety belts) and 815.080 (Providing safety belt, harness or child safety system that does not comply with standards) shall conform to the standards for child safety systems established by the federal government. Child safety systems are required to meet those standards in effect at the date of manufacture.

(b)

All rules adopted under this subsection shall conform to the regulations and standards established by the federal government relating to safety belt assemblies that are applicable to motor vehicles at the date of manufacture.

(2)

The department may purchase in the market and test or submit to testing laboratories any safety belt, safety harness, child safety system or anchor or other device. The department shall enforce the penalties under ORS 815.080 (Providing safety belt, harness or child safety system that does not comply with standards) if it determines that the belt, harness, child safety system or anchor or other device does not conform to the minimum standards established under this section.

(3)

Prohibitions and penalties relating to sale and use of equipment subject to this section are provided under ORS 811.210 (Failure to properly use safety belts) and 815.080 (Providing safety belt, harness or child safety system that does not comply with standards). [1983 c.338 §443; 1985 c.16 §233; 1989 c.402 §4; 1993 c.751 §74; 2001 c.679 §2; 2003 c.158 §9]
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