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Oregon Motorcyclist - Motorcycle Roads in Oregon

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Oregon Helmet Laws

On-road - Helmet mandatory for all riders.

Off-road - Helmet required if under age 18.

Title 59. Oregon Vehicle Code. Chapter 814: Pedestrians, passengers, Livestock, Motorcycles, Mopeds, Bicycles, Motorized Wheelchairs. Mopeds and Motorcycles. Section 814.269 Failure of motorcycle operator to wear a motorcycle helmet; penalty. :
"(1) A person commits the offense of failure of a motorcycle operator to wear a motorcycle helmet if the person operates a motorcycle and is not wearing a motorcycle helmet."

Title 59. Oregon Vehicle Code. Chapter 801.366:
"Motorcycle Helmet' means a protective covering for the head consisting of a hard outer shell, padding adjacent to and inside the outer shell and a chin-strap type retention system with a sticker indicating that the motorcycle helmet meets standards established by the United States Department of Transportation."

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