Off-Road Vehicles

ORS 821.172
Operation of Class III all-terrain vehicle without driving privileges

  • exemptions
  • penalty


(1)

A person 16 years of age or older commits the offense of operation of a Class III all-terrain vehicle without driving privileges if the person operates a Class III all-terrain vehicle on public lands and the person does not hold a valid Class III all-terrain vehicle operator permit issued under ORS 390.575 (Class III all-terrain vehicle operator permits).

(2)

A child under 16 years of age commits the offense of operation of a Class III all-terrain vehicle without driving privileges if the child operates a Class III all-terrain vehicle on public lands and the child does not meet all the following conditions:

(a)

The child must be accompanied by a person who is at least 18 years of age, holds a valid all-terrain vehicle operator permit issued under ORS 390.570 (Class I all-terrain vehicle operator permits), 390.575 (Class III all-terrain vehicle operator permits) or 390.577 (Class IV all-terrain vehicle operator permit) and is able to provide immediate assistance and direction to the child.

(b)

The child must hold a valid Class III all-terrain vehicle operator permit issued under ORS 390.575 (Class III all-terrain vehicle operator permits).

(3)

A child under seven years of age may not operate a Class III all-terrain vehicle on public lands.

(4)

This section does not apply if the all-terrain vehicle is:

(a)

Used exclusively in farming, agricultural or forestry operations or used by persons licensed under ORS chapter 571 exclusively for nursery or Christmas tree growing operations; and

(b)

Being used on land owned or leased by the owner of the vehicle.

(5)

The offense described in this section, operation of a Class III all-terrain vehicle without driving privileges, is a Class C traffic violation. [1995 c.774 §2; 1999 c.977 §25; 2007 c.887 §2; 2011 c.360 §22b]
§§ 821.050 to 821.320

Law Review Citations

Under Former Similar Statute

3 EL 74-88 (1973)

Chapter 821

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Application of Article XI, section 11b of Oregon Constitution to fees imposed under this chapter, (1990) Vol 46, p 447


Source

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Jun. 26, 2021