ORS 815.240¹
Unlawful use of image display device
  • exemptions
  • penalty

(1) As used in this section, "image display device" means equipment capable of displaying to the driver of a motor vehicle:

(a) A broadcast television image; or

(b) A visual image from a digital video disc or video cassette player.

(2) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, a person commits the offense of unlawful use of an image display device if the person drives or moves on any highway, or owns and causes or knowingly permits to be driven or moved on any highway, any motor vehicle equipped with any image display device that is displaying a broadcast television image or a visual image from a digital video disc or video cassette player that is visible to the driver while operating the motor vehicle.

(3) Subsection (2) of this section does not apply to:

(a) Emergency vehicles; or

(b) Use of image display devices that are displaying images for navigational purposes.

(4) The offense described in this section, unlawful use of an image display device, is a Class B traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §494; 1985 c.69 §4; 2005 c.572 §1]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 815—Vehicle Equipment Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors815.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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