Operation of funeral vehicles with improper lights
- • penalty
(1) A person commits the offense of operation of a funeral escort vehicle or a funeral lead vehicle with improper lights if the person:
(a) Fails to equip the funeral escort vehicle or funeral lead vehicle with at least one “fire company warning light” as provided for under ORS 816.350 (Prohibitions on number and kind of lights for certain vehicles) and described under ORS 816.285 (Fire department warning lights); or
(b) Uses the “fire company warning light” at any time except during a funeral procession.
(2) No ordinance or other regulation shall prohibit the use of warning lights on a funeral escort vehicle or funeral lead vehicle while driving in a funeral procession.
(3) The offense described in this section, operation of a funeral escort vehicle or funeral lead vehicle with improper lights, is a Class D traffic violation. [1991 c.482 §6; 1993 c.18 §170; 1995 c.383 §1]
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