Vehicle Equipment: Lights

ORS 816.370
Exemptions from lighting equipment prohibitions


This section establishes exemptions from ORS 816.350 (Prohibitions on number and kind of lights for certain vehicles) and 816.360 (Use of prohibited lighting equipment). The exemptions established under this section are in addition to any exemptions under ORS 801.026 (General exemptions). The exemptions under this section are partial or complete as described in the following:

(1)

ORS 816.350 (Prohibitions on number and kind of lights for certain vehicles) and 816.360 (Use of prohibited lighting equipment) shall not be construed to prohibit the use of additional parts and accessories on any vehicle not inconsistent with the provisions of those sections.

(2)

Lighting equipment used on vehicles of special interest that are registered under ORS 805.020 (Special interest vehicles) shall be deemed in compliance with ORS 816.350 (Prohibitions on number and kind of lights for certain vehicles) and 816.360 (Use of prohibited lighting equipment) if the equipment is original manufacturer’s equipment and accessories, or their equivalent and if the equipment is maintained in safe operating condition.

(3)

ORS 816.350 (Prohibitions on number and kind of lights for certain vehicles) and 816.360 (Use of prohibited lighting equipment) do not apply to equipment on any of the following:

(a)

Road machinery.

(b)

Road rollers.

(c)

Farm tractors.

(d)

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

(4)

Ambulances and emergency vehicles are subject to the provisions under ORS 820.350 (Ambulance warning lights) and 820.360 (Illegal ambulance lighting equipment). [1983 c.338 §465; 2015 c.138 §38]
CHAPTER 817 [Reserved for expansion]
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Notes of Decisions

Under Former Similar Statute

Statutory requirements for lighting of motor vehicles apply to a tractor when operated on a highway, even when the tractor is crossing the highway at right angles to the flow of traffic. Beglau v. Albertus, 272 Or 170, 536 P2d 1251 (1975)


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