2017 ORS 814.260¹
Failure of moped operator to wear motorcycle helmet
  • penalty

(1) A person commits the offense of failure of a moped rider to wear a motorcycle helmet if the person:

(a) Operates or rides on a moped; and

(b) Is not wearing a motorcycle helmet.

(2) Exemptions from this section are established under ORS 814.290 (Exemptions from motorcycle helmet requirements).

(3) This section does not permit passengers on mopeds in violation of ORS 814.330 (Carrying passenger on moped) or 814.340 (Riding as passenger on moped).

(4) The offense described in this section, failure of a moped rider to wear a motorcycle helmet, is a Class D traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §691; 1985 c.16 §331; 1987 c.910 §4; 1995 c.492 §3]

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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.