2007 ORS 821.010¹
Exemptions from equipment requirements for off-road vehicles

(1) Any motor vehicle designed for or capable of cross-country travel on or immediately over land, water, sand, snow, ice, marsh, swampland or other natural terrain is exempt from the sections governing vehicle equipment described in this section if the vehicle:

(a) Is operated in an area described under ORS 821.020 (Applicability of off-road vehicle exemption from general equipment requirements); and

(b) Complies with the equipment requirements under ORS 821.040 (Operation of off-road vehicle without required equipment).

(2) The exemption under this section is an exemption from the prohibitions under all of the following paragraphs:

(a) Nonstandard lighting equipment under ORS 816.300 (Operation with nonstandard lighting equipment).

(b) Required lighting equipment under ORS 816.330 (Operation without required lighting equipment).

(c) Prohibited lighting equipment under ORS 816.360 (Use of prohibited lighting equipment).

(d) Violation of state equipment administrative rules under ORS 815.100 (Operation of vehicle that violates equipment rules).

(e) Slow-moving vehicle emblem requirements under ORS 815.115 (Violation of emblem requirements).

(f) Mudguard and fender requirements under ORS 815.185 (Operation without proper fenders or mudguards).

(g) Visible emission limits under ORS 815.200 (Violation of visible emission limits).

(h) Requirements for window materials under ORS 815.040 (Standards for window and windshield material).

(i) Obstruction of windows under ORS 815.220 (Obstruction of vehicle windows).

(j) Limits on sound equipment under ORS 815.225 (Violation of use limits on sound equipment).

(k) Sound equipment requirements under ORS 815.230 (Violation of sound equipment requirements).

(L) Rearview mirror requirements under ORS 815.235 (Operation without rearview mirror).

(m) Limits on image display device use under ORS 815.240 (Unlawful use of image display device).

(n) Exhaust system requirements under ORS 815.250 (Operation without proper exhaust system).

(o) Speedometer requirements under ORS 815.255 (Operation of vehicle for hire without speedometer).

(p) Disposal system requirements under ORS 815.260 (Operation of recreational vehicle with unsealed disposal system).

(q) Helmet requirements under ORS 814.260 (Failure of moped operator to wear motorcycle helmet) to 814.280 (Endangering motorcycle passenger). [1983 c.338 §710; 1999 c.565 §3; 2005 c.572 §4]

Chapter 821

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Applica­tion of Article XI, sec­tion 11b of Oregon Constitu­tion to fees imposed under this chapter, (1990) Vol 46, p 447


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 821—Off-Road Vehicles; Snowmobiles; All-Terrain Vehicles, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­821.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 821, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­821ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.