ORS 815.237¹
Forward crossview mirror
  • failure to inspect
  • exemptions
  • penalty

(1) As used in this section, “forward crossview mirror” means a mirror or device that enables the driver of a motor truck to have a clear and unobstructed view of persons or objects directly in front of the motor truck.

(2) A person commits the offense of failure to inspect if the person operates a motor truck with a combined weight of more than 10,000 pounds used in commercial delivery and the person:

(a) Operates the motor truck without a forward crossview mirror; or

(b) Fails to visually inspect the intended path of the vehicle to verify that the path is free of persons or objects before the person reenters the motor truck.

(3) This section does not apply to:

(a) Commercial buses;

(b) Tow vehicles;

(c) Vehicles owned or operated by the United States or by any governmental jurisdiction within the United States except when owned or operated as a carrier of property for hire;

(d) Vehicles owned or operated by a mass transit district created under ORS chapter 267; or

(e) Vehicles used for solid waste or recycling collection.

(4) The offense described in this section, failure to inspect, is a Class C traffic violation. [2007 c.794 §3]

Note: 815.237 (Forward crossview mirror) was added to and made a part of the Oregon Vehicle Code by legislative action but was not added to ORS chapter 815 or any series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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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