2015 ORS 816.300¹
Operation with nonstandard lighting equipment
  • penalty

(1) A person commits the offense of operation with nonstandard lighting equipment if the person does any of the following:

(a) Drives or moves on any highway any vehicle equipped with lighting equipment described under ORS 816.040 (Lighting equipment standards) to 816.290 (End load lights) that does not meet the standards required for the equipment under ORS 816.040 (Lighting equipment standards) to 816.290 (End load lights).

(b) Owns a vehicle or combination of vehicles and causes or knowingly permits the vehicle or combination of vehicles to be driven or moved on any highway when the vehicle or combination is equipped with lighting equipment described under ORS 816.040 (Lighting equipment standards) to 816.290 (End load lights) that does not meet the standards required for the equipment under ORS 816.040 (Lighting equipment standards) to 816.290 (End load lights).

(2) The application of this section is subject to the exemptions from this section established under ORS 816.310 (Exemptions from lighting equipment requirements).

(3) The offense described in this section, operation with nonstandard lighting equipment, is a Class C traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §457; 1985 c.393 §12]

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Notes of Decisions

Under Former Similar Statute

Statutory require­ments for lighting of motor vehicles apply to a tractor when operated on a highway, even when the tractor is crossing the highway at right angles to the flow of traffic. Beglau v. Albertus, 272 Or 170, 536 P2d 1251 (1975)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 816—Vehicle Equipment: Lights, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors816.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 816, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano816.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.