ORS 820.010¹
Vehicles subject to safety regulation
  • Department of Consumer and Business Services jurisdiction
  • rules

(1) A motor vehicle is subject to safety regulation under ORS 820.030 (Safety code) to 820.070 (Driver violation of worker transport vehicle safety code), if the vehicle is furnished by an employer and is used to transport one or more workers to and from their places of employment. All of the following apply to this subsection:

(a) The employer must be an individual who employs or uses two or more workers.

(b) The workers employed or transported may be any individuals who are employed for any period in any work for which the workers are compensated, whether full- or part-time.

(c) The place of employment to and from which the vehicle is used to transport workers must be a location where one or more workers are actually performing the labor incident to their employment.

(d) Vehicles may include passenger automobiles operated by or on behalf of employers.

(2) If vehicles described in this section are worker transport buses, the vehicles may be subject to additional regulation for the use of bus safety lights under ORS 811.520 (Unlawful use or failure to use lights) and 816.300 (Operation with nonstandard lighting equipment) in addition to safety measures under ORS 811.155 (Failure to stop for bus safety lights).

(3) The Department of Consumer and Business Services has concurrent jurisdiction with the Department of Transportation in the adoption, under ORS 820.030 (Safety code), of rules relating to vehicles described in this section and in the enforcement of those rules under ORS 820.040 (Inspection of vehicles) and 820.050 (Orders regarding noncomplying vehicles or drivers) as applied to vehicles described in this section.

(4) Vehicles described in this section are in addition to any vehicles subjected to regulation under ORS 820.020 (Vehicles other than worker transport vehicles that are subject to safety regulation). [1983 c.338 §738; 1985 c.16 §355; 2015 c.138 §40]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 820—Special Provisions for Certain Vehicles, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors820.­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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