Special Provisions for Certain Vehicles

ORS 820.360
Illegal ambulance lighting equipment

  • exemption
  • penalty


A person commits the offense of illegal ambulance lighting equipment if the person drives or moves on any highway or owns and causes or knowingly permits to be driven or moved on any highway an ambulance that does not contain and is not at all times equipped with warning lights in proper condition and adjustment as required under ORS 820.350 (Ambulance warning lights).


This section does not apply to any person or ambulance exempted by ORS 682.035 (Application of ORS chapter 682) or 682.079 (Power of Oregon Health Authority to grant exemptions or variances) from regulation by the Oregon Health Authority.


Authority of political subdivisions to regulate warning lights on ambulances is limited under ORS 682.031 (Local ordinances regulating ambulances and emergency medical services providers).


The offense described under this section, illegal ambulance lighting equipment, is a Class C traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §763; 1995 c.383 §30; 2009 c.595 §1149]


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Jun. 26, 2021