ORS 821.170¹
Operation of Class I all-terrain vehicle without driving privileges
  • exemptions
  • penalty

(1) A person 16 years of age or older commits the offense of operation of a Class I all-terrain vehicle without driving privileges if the person operates a Class I all-terrain vehicle on public lands and the person does not hold a valid Class I all-terrain vehicle operator permit issued under ORS 390.570 (Class I all-terrain vehicle operator permits).

(2) A child under 16 years of age commits the offense of operation of a Class I all-terrain vehicle without driving privileges if the child operates a Class I all-terrain vehicle on public lands and the child does not meet all the following conditions:

(a) The child must be 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) or 390.575 (Class III all-terrain vehicle operator permits) and is able to provide immediate assistance and direction to the child.

(b) The child must hold a valid Class I all-terrain vehicle operator permit issued under ORS 390.570 (Class I all-terrain vehicle operator permits).

(c) The child must meet rider fit guidelines established by the State Parks and Recreation Department under ORS 390.585 (Rules).

(3) 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.

(4) The offense described in this section, operation of Class I all-terrain vehicle without driving privileges, is a Class C traffic violation. [1985 c.459 §17; 1987 c.158 §175; 1995 c.383 §110; 1999 c.977 §24; 2007 c.887 §1]

Note: Section 13, chapter 887, Oregon Laws 2007, provides:

Sec. 13. The requirement to hold a Class I or Class III all-terrain vehicle permit pursuant to the amendments to ORS 821.170 (Operation of Class I all-terrain vehicle without driving privileges) and 821.172 (Operation of Class III all-terrain vehicle without driving privileges) by sections 1 and 2 of this 2007 Act applies:

(1) On or after January 1, 2009, to persons who are under 16 years of age as of that date.

(2) On or after January 1, 2010, to persons who are under 31 years of age as of that date.

(3) On or after January 1, 2011, to persons who are under 41 years of age as of that date.

(4) On or after January 1, 2012, to persons who are under 51 years of age as of that date.

(5) On or after January 1, 2013, to persons who are under 61 years of age as of that date.

(6) On or after January 1, 2014, to all persons. [2007 c.887 §13]

Law Review Cita­tions

Under Former Similar Statute

3 EL 74-88 (1973)

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/­Archive/­2007ors821.­pdf (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).
 
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