2017 ORS 815.020¹
Operation of unsafe vehicle
  • penalty

(1) A person commits the offense of operation of an unsafe vehicle if the person does any of the following:

(a) Drives or moves on any highway any vehicle which is in such unsafe condition as to endanger any person.

(b) Owns a vehicle and causes or knowingly permits the vehicle to be driven or moved on any highway when the vehicle is in such unsafe condition as to endanger any person.

(2) The offense described in this section, operation of an unsafe vehicle, is a Class B traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §437]

Notes of Decisions

“Endanger” means to pose probable risk of harm or loss. State v. Stookey, 255 Or App 489, 297 P3d 548 (2013)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 815—Vehicle Equipment Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors815.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 815, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano815.­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.