2011 ORS § 818.060¹
Violation of administratively imposed weight or size limits
  • civil liability
  • penalties

(1) A person commits the offense of violation of administratively imposed weight or size limits if the person does any of the following:

(a) Drives or moves on a highway any vehicle or combination of vehicles that exceeds weight or size limits imposed under ORS 810.050 (Increase or decrease in size or weight limits on highways if federal mandate allows or requires) or 810.060 (Increase in weight or size if highway found capable of supporting increase).

(b) Owns a vehicle or combination of vehicles and causes or permits the vehicle or combination of vehicles to be driven or moved on a highway when the vehicle or combination of vehicles exceeds weight or size limits imposed under ORS 810.050 (Increase or decrease in size or weight limits on highways if federal mandate allows or requires) or 810.060 (Increase in weight or size if highway found capable of supporting increase). Operation of any vehicle or combination of vehicles in violation of this section is prima facie evidence that the owner of the vehicle or combination caused or permitted the vehicle or combination to be so operated and the owner shall be liable for any penalties imposed under subsection (4) of this section as a result of the operation.

(2) The application of this section is subject to the exemptions from this section established under ORS 818.070 (Exemptions from administratively imposed weight or size limitations).

(3) Violation of the offense described in this section is subject to civil liability under ORS 818.410 (Civil liability for certain violations).

(4) The offense described in this section, violation of administratively imposed weight or size limits, is subject to penalty as follows:

(a) Violation of any size limit is subject to penalty under the schedule of penalties in ORS 818.420 (Penalties for certain violations).

(b) Violation of any weight limit is subject to penalty under Schedule I of the penalties in ORS 818.430 (Penalties for violation of weight requirements). [1983 c.338 §512; 1987 c.158 §172]