2015 ORS 821.293¹
Endangering Class IV all-terrain vehicle operator
  • exemptions
  • penalty

(1) A person commits the offense of endangering a Class IV all-terrain vehicle operator if the person is the parent, legal guardian or person with legal responsibility for the safety and welfare of a child under 16 years of age, the child operates a Class IV all-terrain vehicle on public lands and the child:

(a) Does not possess a Class IV all-terrain vehicle operator permit issued under ORS 390.577 (Class IV all-terrain vehicle operator permit);

(b) Is not accompanied by a person who is at least 18 years of age, 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 is able to provide immediate assistance and direction to the child;

(c) Is not in compliance with the manufacturers minimum age recommendation as evidenced by the manufacturers warning label affixed to the vehicle; or

(d) Is not in compliance with the rider fit guidelines established by the State Parks and Recreation Department under ORS 390.585 (Rules).

(2) This section does not apply if the all-terrain vehicle is:

(a) 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; and

(b) Being used on land owned or leased by the owner of the vehicle.

(3) The offense described in this section, endangering a Class IV all-terrain vehicle operator, is a Class C traffic violation. [2011 c.360 §33]

Note: 821.293 (Endangering Class IV all-terrain vehicle operator) 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—Off-Road Vehicles; Snowmobiles; All-Terrain Vehicles, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors821.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 821, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano821.­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.