A person commits the offense of violation of vehicle sound equipment requirements if the person drives or moves on any highway or owns and causes or knowingly permits to be driven on any highway any vehicle that violates any of the following equipment provisions:
A motor vehicle must be equipped with a horn in good working order, capable of emitting sounds audible under normal conditions from a distance of not less than 200 feet.
No vehicle shall be equipped with any bell, siren, compression or exhaust whistle.
This section is subject to the exemptions under this subsection in addition to any exemptions under ORS 801.026 (General exemptions). The exemptions under this subsection are partial or complete as described in the following:
Antique vehicles are not subject to the requirements if the vehicles 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 requirements do not apply to road machinery, road rollers and farm tractors.