Oregon Statutes - Chapter 814 - Pedestrians; Passengers; Livestock; Motorized Wheelchairs; Vehicles With Fewer Than Four Wheels - Section 814.110 - Rights for persons who are blind or who are blind and deaf.

(1) This section establishes rights for pedestrians who are blind or blind and deaf. The rights established by this section are enforced by ORS 811.035 and 814.120. The following definitions apply to this section and to ORS 811.035 and 814.120:

(a) “Dog guide” means a dog that is wearing a dog guide harness and is trained to lead or guide a person who is blind.

(b) “Person who is blind” means a person who has 20/200 vision or less, or a visual field of 20 degrees or less.

(c) “White cane” means a cane or walking stick that is white in color or white with a red tip.

(2) This section and ORS 811.035 and 814.120 grant and enforce the following rights for pedestrians who are blind or blind and deaf:

(a) A person who is blind or blind and deaf may carry and use a white cane on the highways and other public places of this state for the purposes of identification and mobility.

(b) Any person who is blind and deaf may use a white cane marked by a six-inch wide chartreuse colored strip at the tip end.

(3) A pedestrian who is blind or blind and deaf and who is not carrying a white cane or not accompanied by a dog guide has all the rights and privileges granted by law to all pedestrians. [1985 c.16 §284; 2007 c.70 §344]

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