2013 ORS § 821.293¹
Endangering Class IV all-terrain vehicle operator
  • exemptions
  • penalty

(1) A person commits the offense of endangering a Class IV 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 IV all-terrain vehicle on public lands and the child:

(a) Does not possess a Class IV all-terrain vehicle operator permit issued under ORS 390.577 (Class IV all-terrain vehicle operator permit);

(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;

(c) Is not in compliance with the manufacturers minimum age recommendation as evidenced by the manufacturers warning label affixed to the vehicle; or

(d) Is not in compliance with the rider fit guidelines established by the State 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 IV all-terrain vehicle operator, is a Class C traffic violation. [2011 c.360 §33]

Note: 821.293 (Endangering Class IV all-terrain vehicle operator) was added to and made a part of the Oregon Vehicle Code by legislative action but was not added to ORS chapter 821 or any series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.