ORS 820.360¹
Illegal ambulance lighting equipment
  • exemption
  • penalty

(1) A person commits the offense of illegal ambulance lighting equipment if the person drives or moves on any highway or owns and causes or knowingly permits to be driven or moved on any highway an ambulance that does not contain and is not at all times equipped with warning lights in proper condition and adjustment as required under ORS 820.350 (Ambulance warning lights).

(2) This section does not apply to any person or ambulance exempted by ORS 682.035 (Application of ORS chapter 682) or 682.079 (Authority to grant exemptions or variances) from regulation by the Department of Human Services.

(3) Authority of political subdivisions to regulate warning lights on ambulances is limited under ORS 682.031 (Authority to enact local ordinances regulating ambulances and emergency medical technicians).

(4) The offense described under this section, illegal ambulance lighting equipment, is a Class C traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §763; 1995 c.383 §30]

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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