Vehicle Equipment Generally

ORS 815.210
Operation of vehicle without approved material in windows

  • exemptions
  • penalty


A person commits the offense of operation of a vehicle without approved materials in windows if the person drives or moves on any highway or owns and causes or knowingly permits to be driven or moved on any highway a motor vehicle with a windshield or windows that do not conform to the standards established by the Department of Transportation under ORS 815.040 (Standards for window and windshield material).


This section does not apply to the following vehicles:


Any motor vehicle manufactured on or before January 1, 1954, and registered in this state. The exemption under this paragraph does not apply to windshields or windows that have been replaced after January 1, 1954.


Vehicles of special interest that are registered under ORS 805.020 (Special interest vehicles) and that are:


Equipped with original manufacturer’s equipment and accessories, or their equivalent, that are maintained in safe operating condition; or


Street rods that conform to ORS 815.107 (Exemption from equipment requirements for street rods).


Road machinery, road rollers or farm tractors.


Antique vehicles that are maintained as collectors’ items and used for exhibitions, parades, club activities and similar uses, but not used primarily for the transportation of persons or property.


The vehicle exemptions under this section are also exemptions from the prohibitions under ORS 815.090 (Replacement of vehicle windows with unapproved material) against replacing vehicle window or windshield with any unapproved material as provided in that section.


The offense described in this section, operation of a vehicle without approved materials in windows, is a Class C traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §488; 1985 c.16 §254; 1985 c.393 §22; 1997 c.402 §12; 2003 c.158 §6]


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Jun. 26, 2021