2011 ORS § 816.320¹
Lighting equipment required for motor vehicles

This section establishes requirements for ORS 816.330 (Operation without required lighting equipment). Where specific types of lighting equipment are mentioned by this section, those types are types described under ORS 816.040 (Lighting equipment standards) to 816.290 (End load lights). Except where an exemption under ORS 816.340 (Exemptions from required equipment) specifically provides otherwise, a vehicle that does not comply with this section is in violation of ORS 816.330 (Operation without required lighting equipment):

(1) A motor vehicle shall be equipped with all of the following in addition to any other requirements under this section:

(a) Headlights. Motor vehicles other than motorcycles or mopeds shall be equipped with at least two. Motorcycles or mopeds shall be equipped with at least one.

(b) Taillights. Motor vehicles other than motorcycles shall be equipped with two taillights. Motorcycles are only required to be equipped with one taillight.

(c) Registration plate light.

(d) Brake lights. Motor vehicles other than motorcycles and mopeds shall be equipped with at least two brake lights. Motorcycles and mopeds are only required to be equipped with one brake light.

(e) Turn signal lights.

(f) Rear reflectors.

(2) All trailers shall be equipped with all of the following in addition to any other requirements under this section:

(a) Taillights. Trailers are required to be equipped with two taillights.

(b) Registration plate lights.

(c) Two brake lights.

(d) Turn signal lights.

(e) Two rear reflectors.

(3) The motor vehicles described in this subsection shall be equipped with forward and rearward side reflectors on each side of the vehicle and forward and rearward side marker lights on each side of the vehicle in addition to any requirements under subsection (1) of this section. This subsection applies to the following vehicles:

(a) School buses.

(b) Worker transport buses.

(c) Vehicles used in transportation of persons for hire by a nonprofit entity as provided in ORS 825.017 (Nonapplicability of chapter to certain persons and vehicles) (9).

(d) A bus being operated for transporting children to and from religious services or an activity or function authorized by the religious organization.

(e) Commercial buses.

(f) Motor trucks with a registration weight in excess of 8,000 pounds.

(4) In addition to any other requirements under this section, any motor truck with a registration weight in excess of 8,000 pounds, commercial bus or trailer that is 80 inches or more in overall width and less than 30 feet in overall length shall be equipped with the following:

(a) Two front and two rear clearance lights.

(b) Front and rear identification lights.

(5) In addition to any other requirements under this section, any motor truck with a registration weight of more than 8,000 pounds, commercial bus or trailer that is more than 30 feet in overall length, regardless of its width shall be equipped with the following:

(a) Two front and two rear clearance lights.

(b) Front and rear identification lights.

(c) Intermediate side marker lights and intermediate side reflectors on each side of the vehicle.

(6) Every motor vehicle that has multiple-beam lighting equipment shall be equipped with a high beam indicator.

(7) Tow vehicles shall be equipped with tow vehicle warning lights. [1983 c.338 §461; 1985 c.71 §5; 1989 c.402 §11; 1989 c.992 §22]