Off-Road Vehicles

ORS 821.291
Endangering Class I all-terrain vehicle operator

  • exemptions
  • penalty


(1)

A person commits the offense of endangering a Class I all-terrain vehicle operator if the person is the parent, legal guardian or person with legal responsibility for the safety and welfare of a child under 16 years of age, the child operates a Class I all-terrain vehicle on public lands and the child:

(a)

Does not possess a Class I all-terrain vehicle operator permit issued under ORS 390.570 (Class I all-terrain vehicle operator permits);

(b)

Is not 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; or

(c)

Is not in compliance with the rider fit guidelines established by the Parks and Recreation Department under ORS 390.585 (Rules).

(2)

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.

(3)

The offense described in this section, endangering a Class I all-terrain vehicle operator, is a Class C traffic violation. [2007 c.887 §6; 2011 c.360 §29]
§§ 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