2017 ORS 814.120¹
Unlawful use of white cane
  • penalty

(1) A person commits the offense of unlawful use of a white cane if the person uses or carries a white cane on the highways or any other public place of this state and the person is not a person who has limited vision or is not a person who is blind or a person who is deaf-blind.

(2) This section is subject to the provisions and definitions relating to the rights of pedestrians who have limited vision or pedestrians who are blind or deaf-blind under ORS 814.110 (Rights for persons who are blind, who are deaf-blind or who have limited vision).

(3) The offense described in this section, unlawful use of a white cane, is a Class D traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §562; 1985 c.16 §285; 1995 c.383 §89; 2007 c.70 §345; 2017 c.175 §2]

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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 (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 814, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano814.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.