ORS 815.225¹
Violation of use limits on sound equipment
  • exemptions
  • penalty

(1) A person commits the offense of violation of use limits on sound equipment if the person does any of the following:

(a) Uses upon a vehicle, any bell, siren, compression or exhaust whistle.

(b) Uses a horn otherwise than as a reasonable warning or makes any unnecessary or unreasonably loud or harsh sound by means of a horn or other warning device.

(2) Authorized emergency vehicles and ambulances are not subject to this section but are subject to ORS 820.370 (Ambulance or emergency vehicle sirens) and 820.380 (Illegal ambulance or emergency vehicle sirens).

(3) The offense described in this section, violation of use limits on sound equipment, is a Class C traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §491]

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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