Vehicle Limits

ORS 818.130
Violation of posted limits on use

  • civil liability
  • penalty


(1)

A person commits the offense of violation of posted limits on use of a road if the person does any of the following:

(a)

Drives or moves on a highway any vehicle or combination of vehicles that exceeds any use limits, other than weight limits, imposed on the highway or portion of highway and indicated by appropriate signs giving notice of the limits.

(b)

Owns a vehicle or combination of vehicles and causes or permits the vehicle or combination of vehicles to be driven or moved on a highway when the vehicle or combination exceeds any use limits, other than weight limits, imposed on the highway or portion of highway and indicated by appropriate signs giving notice of the limits. Operation of any vehicle or combination of vehicles in violation of this section is prima facie evidence that the owner of the vehicle or combination caused or permitted the vehicle or combination to be so operated and the owner shall be liable for any penalties imposed under subsection (5) of this section as a result of the operation.

(2)

The authority to establish and change use limits for purposes of the prohibitions and penalties under this section is under ORS 810.030 (Imposition of restrictions on highway use).

(3)

The application of this section is subject to the exemptions from this section established under ORS 818.140 (Exemptions from posted use limits).

(4)

Violation of the offense described in this section is subject to civil liability under ORS 818.410 (Civil liability for certain violations).

(5)

The offense described in this section, violation of posted limits of use of a road, is a Class D traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §519; 1985 c.16 §268; 1985 c.393 §29; 1995 c.383 §94]
Chapter 818

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Under Former Similar Statute

County criminal liability for oversized county road maintenance vehicles operating on county road only, (1981) Vol 42, p 98


Source

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Jun. 26, 2021