ORS 815.167¹
Prohibition on selling studs other than lightweight studs
  • exemption

(1) Except as provided in subsection (4) of this section, a tire dealer may not sell a tire equipped with studs that are not lightweight studs.

(2) A tire dealer may not sell a stud other than a lightweight stud for installation in a tire.

(3) As used in this section:

(a) “Lightweight stud” means a stud that is recommended by the manufacturer of the tire for the type and size of the tire and that:

(A) Weighs no more than 1.5 grams if the stud is size 14 or less;

(B) Weighs no more than 2.3 grams if the stud size is 15 or 16; or

(C) Weighs no more than 3.0 grams if the stud size is 17 or larger.

(b) “Tire dealer” means a person engaged in a business, trade, occupation, activity or enterprise that sells, transfers, exchanges or barters tires or tire related products for consideration.

(4) A tire dealer may sell a tire equipped with studs that are not lightweight studs if the studs are retractable. [1995 c.701 §2; 1997 c.493 §5; 2007 c.406 §3]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 815—Vehicle Equipment Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors815.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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