2017 ORS 814.484¹
Meaning of “bicycle” and “operating or riding on a highway”

Meaning of “bicycle” and “operating or riding on a highway.” (1) For purposes of ORS 814.485 (Failure to wear protective headgear), 814.486 (Endangering bicycle operator or passenger), 815.052 (Rules establishing standards for protective headgear) and 815.281 (Selling noncomplying bicycle headgear), “bicycle” has the meaning given in ORS 801.150 (“Bicycle”) except that:

(a) It also includes vehicles that meet the criteria specified in ORS 801.150 (“Bicycle”) (1) to (4) but that have wheels that are 14 inches or less in diameter.

(b) It does not include tricycles designed to be ridden by children.

(2) For purposes of the offenses defined in ORS 814.485 (Failure to wear protective headgear), 814.486 (Endangering bicycle operator or passenger) and 815.281 (Selling noncomplying bicycle headgear) (2), a person shall not be considered to be operating or riding on a bicycle on a highway or on premises open to the public if the person is operating or riding on a three-wheeled nonmotorized vehicle on a beach while it is closed to motor vehicle traffic. [1993 c.408 §§3a,3b; 2015 c.138 §28]

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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.