ORS 821.250¹
Permitting dangerous operation of snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle
  • civil liability
  • penalty

(1) A person commits the offense of permitting dangerous operation of a snowmobile or an all-terrain vehicle if the person is the owner or other person having charge or control of a snowmobile or an all-terrain vehicle and the person knowingly authorizes or permits any person to operate the vehicle across a highway who is:

(a) Incapable by reason of age, physical or mental disability; or

(b) Under the influence of intoxicating liquor, inhalants or controlled substances.

(2) In addition to other penalties provided by this section, operators or owners may be liable as provided under ORS 821.310 (Treble damages for damage to property).

(3) The offense described in this section, permitting dangerous operation of a snowmobile or an all-terrain vehicle, is a Class A traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §730; 1985 c.393 §46; 1985 c.459 §32; 1987 c.587 §15; 1989 c.991 §16; 1999 c.619 §14]

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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