2013 ORS § 814.485¹
Failure to wear protective headgear
  • penalty

(1) A person commits the offense of failure of a bicycle operator or rider to wear protective headgear if the person is under 16 years of age, operates or rides on a bicycle on a highway or on premises open to the public and is not wearing protective headgear of a type approved under ORS 815.052 (Rules establishing standards for protective headgear).

(2) Exemptions from this section are as provided in ORS 814.487 (Exemptions from protective headgear requirements).

(3) The offense described in this section, failure of a bicycle operator or rider to wear protective headgear, is a specific fine traffic violation. The presumptive fine for failure of a bicycle operator or rider to wear protective headgear is $25. [1993 c.408 §2; 1995 c.581 §1; 2011 c.597 §103]