2015 ORS 814.110¹
Rights for persons who are blind or who are blind and deaf

(1) This section establishes rights for pedestrians who are blind or blind and deaf. The rights established by this section are enforced by ORS 811.035 (Failure to stop and remain stopped for pedestrian who is blind) and 814.120 (Unlawful use of white cane). The following definitions apply to this section and to ORS 811.035 (Failure to stop and remain stopped for pedestrian who is blind) and 814.120 (Unlawful use of white cane):

(a) "Dog guide" means a dog that is wearing a dog guide harness and is trained to lead or guide a person who is blind.

(b) "Person who is blind" means a person who has 20/200 vision or less, or a visual field of 20 degrees or less.

(c) "White cane" means a cane or walking stick that is white in color or white with a red tip.

(2) This section and ORS 811.035 (Failure to stop and remain stopped for pedestrian who is blind) and 814.120 (Unlawful use of white cane) grant and enforce the following rights for pedestrians who are blind or blind and deaf:

(a) A person who is blind or blind and deaf may carry and use a white cane on the highways and other public places of this state for the purposes of identification and mobility.

(b) Any person who is blind and deaf may use a white cane marked by a six-inch wide chartreuse colored strip at the tip end.

(3) A pedestrian who is blind or blind and deaf and who is not carrying a white cane or not accompanied by a dog guide has all the rights and privileges granted by law to all pedestrians. [1985 c.16 §284; 2007 c.70 §344]

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Notes of Decisions

Under Former Similar Statute

A party in viola­tion of a motor vehicle statute is neg­li­gent as a matter of law unless he introduces evidence from which the trier of fact could find that he was acting as a reasonably prudent per­son under the circumstances. Barnum v. Williams, 264 Or 71, 504 P2d 122 (1972)

Law Review Cita­tions

Under Former Similar Statute

10 WLJ 207 (1974)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 814—Pedestrians; Passengers; Livestock; Motorized Wheelchairs; Vehicles With Fewer Than Four Wheels, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors814.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 814, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano814.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.