ORS 820.180¹
Unsafe school vehicle operation
  • penalty

(1) A person commits the offense of unsafe school vehicle operation if:

(a) The person operates or owns and causes or permits to be operated a school bus or school activity vehicle in a manner that is in violation of any rules applicable to the vehicle that are adopted under ORS 820.100 (Adoption of safety standards for construction and equipment of school vehicles) to 820.120 (Rules for school vehicle inspection); or

(b) The person owns or leases and causes or permits to be operated for school purposes a school bus or school activity vehicle containing more passengers than the vehicle is designed to transport.

(2) A person is not in violation of subsection (1)(b) of this section if a bus or vehicle contains more passengers than it is designed to transport due to unforeseen or unusual circumstances.

(3) The offense described in this section, unsafe school vehicle operation, is a Class B traffic violation. [1985 c.420 §4; 1991 c.392 §1; 1995 c.383 §100]

Note: The amendments to 820.180 (Unsafe school vehicle operation) by section 2, chapter 632, Oregon Laws 2007, take effect August 1, 2008. See section 3, chapter 632, Oregon Laws 2007. The text that is effective on and after August 1, 2008, is set forth for the user’s convenience.

820.180 (Unsafe school vehicle operation). (1) A person commits the offense of unsafe school vehicle operation if:

(a) The person operates or owns and causes or permits to be operated a school bus or school activity vehicle in a manner that is in violation of any rules applicable to the vehicle that are adopted under ORS 820.100 (Adoption of safety standards for construction and equipment of school vehicles) to 820.120 (Rules for school vehicle inspection);

(b) The person owns or leases and causes or permits to be operated for school purposes a school bus or school activity vehicle containing more passengers than the vehicle is designed to transport; or

(c) The person operates or owns and causes or permits to be operated a school bus manufactured before April 1, 1977.

(2) A person is not in violation of subsection (1)(b) of this section if a bus or vehicle contains more passengers than it is designed to transport due to unforeseen or unusual circumstances.

(3) The offense described in this section, unsafe school vehicle operation, is a Class B traffic violation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 820—Special Provisions for Certain Vehicles, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors820.­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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