ORS 821.190
Unlawful operation of snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle on highway or railroad; civil liability; penalty


(1)

A person commits the offense of unlawful operation of an off-road vehicle on a highway or railroad if the person operates a vehicle described in subsection (2) of this section in any of the following described areas:

(a)

On or across the paved portion, the shoulder, inside bank or slope of any highway, on or across the median of any divided highway or on or across any portion of a highway right of way under construction.

(b)

On or across a railroad right of way.

(2)

This section applies to:

(a)

Snowmobiles.

(b)

Class I all-terrain vehicles.

(c)

Class II all-terrain vehicles that are not properly equipped for operation on a highway.

(d)

Class III all-terrain vehicles.

(e)

Class IV all-terrain vehicles.

(3)

Exemptions from this section are established under ORS 821.055 (Operation of all-terrain vehicles on certain highways) and 821.200 (Exemptions from general prohibition on operating on highway or railroad).

(4)

In addition to penalties provided by this section, the operator or owner of a snowmobile or Class I, Class II, Class III or Class IV all-terrain vehicle may be liable as provided under ORS 821.310 (Treble damages for damage to property).

(5)

The offense described in this section, unlawful operation of an off-road vehicle on a highway or railroad, is a Class B traffic violation. [1985 c.72 §2; 1985 c.459 §28 (enacted in lieu of 1983 c.338 §§724,725,726); 1989 c.991 §12; 1995 c.383 §111; 1999 c.372 §1; 2011 c.360 §24; 2017 c.453 §1]
§§ 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


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