2011 ORS § 814.486¹
Endangering bicycle operator or passenger
  • penalty

(1) A person commits the offense of endangering a bicycle operator or passenger if:

(a) The person is operating a bicycle on a highway or on premises open to the public and the person carries another person on the bicycle who is under 16 years of age and is not wearing protective headgear of a type approved under ORS 815.052 (Rules establishing standards for protective headgear); or

(b) 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 and the child operates or rides on a bicycle on a highway or on premises open to the public without 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, endangering a bicycle operator or passenger, is a specific fine traffic violation. The presumptive fine for endangering a bicycle operator or passenger is $25. [1993 c.408 §3; 1995 c.581 §2; 2011 c.597 §104]