2017 ORS 821.176¹
Operation of Class IV all-terrain vehicle without driving privileges
  • exemptions
  • penalty

(1) A person commits the offense of operation of a Class IV all-terrain vehicle without driving privileges if the person operates a Class IV all-terrain vehicle on public lands and the person does not hold a valid driver license issued under ORS 807.040 (Requirements for issuance).

(2) This section does not apply to a child under the age of 16 if:

(a) The child’s age complies with the manufacturer’s minimum age recommendation as evidenced by the manufacturer’s warning label affixed to the vehicle;

(b) The child is accompanied by a person who is at least 18 years of age, who holds a valid all-terrain vehicle operator permit issued under ORS 390.570 (Class I all-terrain vehicle operator permits), 390.575 (Class III all-terrain vehicle operator permits) or 390.577 (Class IV all-terrain vehicle operator permit) and who is able to provide immediate assistance and direction to the child; and

(c) The child holds a Class IV all-terrain vehicle operator permit issued under ORS 390.577 (Class IV all-terrain vehicle operator permit).

(3) This section does not apply if:

(a) The vehicle is used exclusively in farming, agricultural or forestry operations or used by persons licensed under ORS chapter 571 exclusively for nursery or Christmas tree growing operations; or

(b) The vehicle is being used on land owned or leased by the owner of the vehicle.

(4) The offense described in this section, operation of a Class IV all-terrain vehicle without driving privileges, is a Class C traffic violation. [2011 c.360 §6]

Note: 821.176 (Operation of Class IV all-terrain vehicle without driving privileges) was added to and made a part of the Oregon Vehicle Code by legislative action but was not added to ORS chapter 821 or any series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Law Review Cita­tions

Under Former Similar Statute

3 EL 74-88 (1973)

Chapter 821

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Applica­tion of Article XI, sec­tion 11b of Oregon Constitu­tion to fees imposed under this chapter, (1990) Vol 46, p 447

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 821—Terrain Vehicles, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors821.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 821, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano821.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.