Oregon Statutes - Chapter 820 - Special Provisions for Certain Vehicles - Section 820.180 - Unsafe school vehicle operation; penalty.

(1) A person commits the offense of unsafe school vehicle operation if:

(a) The person operates or owns and causes or permits to be operated a school bus or school activity vehicle in a manner that is in violation of any rules applicable to the vehicle that are adopted under ORS 820.100 to 820.120; or

(b) The person owns or leases and causes or permits to be operated for school purposes a school bus or school activity vehicle containing more passengers than the vehicle is designed to transport.

(2) A person is not in violation of subsection (1)(b) of this section if a bus or vehicle contains more passengers than it is designed to transport due to unforeseen or unusual circumstances.

(3) The offense described in this section, unsafe school vehicle operation, is a Class B traffic violation. [1985 c.420 §4; 1991 c.392 §1; 1995 c.383 §100]

Note: The amendments to 820.180 by section 2, chapter 632, Oregon Laws 2007, take effect August 1, 2008. See section 3, chapter 632, Oregon Laws 2007. The text that is effective on and after August 1, 2008, is set forth for the userís convenience.

820.180. (1) A person commits the offense of unsafe school vehicle operation if:

(a) The person operates or owns and causes or permits to be operated a school bus or school activity vehicle in a manner that is in violation of any rules applicable to the vehicle that are adopted under ORS 820.100 to 820.120;

(b) The person owns or leases and causes or permits to be operated for school purposes a school bus or school activity vehicle containing more passengers than the vehicle is designed to transport; or

(c) The person operates or owns and causes or permits to be operated a school bus manufactured before April 1, 1977.

(2) A person is not in violation of subsection (1)(b) of this section if a bus or vehicle contains more passengers than it is designed to transport due to unforeseen or unusual circumstances.

(3) The offense described in this section, unsafe school vehicle operation, is a Class B traffic violation.

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