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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION,
DRIVER AND MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICES DIVISION

 

DIVISION 108

LIGHTING EQUIPMENT

 

 

735-108-0000

Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment for Motor Vehicles

(1) Transportation Safety adopts FMVSS Number 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment, in regard to such equipment and devices used in motor vehicles. This standard is as found in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Part 571, 1995 Edition, available from Transportation Safety.

(2) FMVSS 108 specifies requirements for the following original and replacement lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment for motor vehicles:

(a) Headlamps;

(b) Taillamps;

(c) Stoplamps;

(d) High-mounted stoplamp;

(e) License plate lamp;

(f) Parking lamps;

(g) Reflex reflectors;

(h) Intermediate side reflex reflectors;

(i) Intermediate side marker lamps;

(j) Identification lamps;

(k) Clearance lamps;

(l) Side-marker lamps;

(m) Backup lamps;

(n) Turn signal lamps, turn signal operating unit, and turn signal flasher unit;

(o) Vehicular hazard warning signal operation unit and flasher unit; and

(p) Retroreflective sheeting.

[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, ORS 815.030, ORS 816.010, ORS 816.040 & ORS 816.050
Stats. Implemented: ORS 816.010
Hist.: MV 9-1986, f. & ef. 6-20-86; Administrative Renumbering 3-1988, Renumbered from 735-164-0000; DMV 3-1997, f. & cert. ef. 1-21-97

735-108-0005

Definitions Relevant to Division 108

For purposes of OAR 735-108-0000 through OAR 735-108-0110, the following definitions shall apply:

(1) Backup lamp in compliance with FMVSS 108 constitutes "back-up lights" for purposes of ORS 811.515, 816.110, and 816.350.

(2) Clearance lamps in compliance with FMVSS 108 constitutes "clearance lights" for purposes of ORS 811.515, 816.200, and 816.320.

(3) "FMVSS" means Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard.

(4) Headlamps in compliance with FMVSS 108 constitutes "headlights" for purposes of ORS 811.515, 816.050, 816.320, and 816.350.

(5) Identification lamps in compliance with FMVSS 108 constitutes "identification lights" for purposes of ORS 811.525, 816.210, and 816.320.

(6) License plate lamp in compliance with FMVSS 108 constitutes "registration plate light" for purposes of ORS 816.090, 816.320, and 816.350.

(7) "Lights" means lamps as referenced in FMVSS and SAE standards.

(8) Parking lamps in compliance with FMVSS 108 constitutes "parking lights" for purposes of ORS 811.515 and 816.130.

(9) Reflex reflectors, intermediate side reflex reflectors and retroreflective sheeting in compliance with FMVSS 108 constitutes "reflectors" for purposes of ORS 816.180 and 816.320.

(10) "SAE" means Society of Automotive Engineers.

(11) Side marker lamps and intermediate side marker lamps in compliance with FMVSS 108 constitutes "marker lights" for purposes of ORS 811.515, 816.190, and 816.320.

(12) Stop lamps and high-mounted stoplamp in compliance with FMVSS 108 constitutes "brake lights" for purposes of ORS 811.395, 816.100 and 816.320.

(13) Taillamps in compliance with FMVSS 108 constitutes "taillights" for purposes of ORS 816.080 and 816.320.

(14) "Transportation Safety" means Transportation Safety Division of the Oregon Department of Transportation.

(15) Turn signal lamps, turn signal operating unit and turn signal flasher unit in compliance with FMVSS 108 constitutes "turn signals" for purposes of ORS 811.395, 811.515, 816.120, 816.320, and 816.350.

(16) Vehicular hazard warning lamps, signal operating unit and flasher unit in compliance with FMVSS 108 constitutes "hazard lights" for purposes of ORS 816.240 and 816.350.

[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, ORS 815.030 & ORS 816.010
Stats. Implemented: ORS 816
Hist.: DMV 3-1997, f. & cert. ef. 1-21-97

735-108-0010

Aiming, Wiring and Mounting of Headlights for Motor Vehicles

(1) Transportation Safety adopts aiming, wiring and mounting requirements for motor vehicle headlights.

(2) The preparation for aiming of headlights shall be by one of the following methods:

(a) Mechanical aimer method:

(A) Calibrate the aimer for accuracy according to the instructions of the manufacturer; and

(B) Make compensation for the ground level in the aiming area.

(b) Visual aiming screen method:

(A) Locate the vehicle on a level surface, under normal load condition with the driver behind the steering wheel;

(B) Locate the screen 25 feet in front of the lens of the light;

(C) Adjust the screen to the level of the area on which the vehicle stands;

(D) Align the vehicle with the screen; and

(E) Activate the automatic (air) suspension if the vehicle is so equipped.

(3) Aiming of headlights:

(a) Aim lights according to vehicle manufacturer instructions when vehicle is equipped with self contained aiming devices;

(b) Adjust headlights to a setting of 0-0 when using a mechanical aimer;

(c) Aim the center of the high intensity zone at horizontal and straight ahead vertical for high beam, and aim the top edge of the high intensity zone at horizontal and the left edge at vertical for low beam, when using a visual aiming screen; or

(d) Aim lights according to manufacturer instructions when using other methods developed by vehicle or lighting equipment manufacturers for use on new vehicle and/or headlight designs. These methods are acceptable if they meet federal and/or SAE requirements.

(4) Wire headlights to meet the following:

(a) When headlights are turned on the taillights, clearance lights and marker lights will be illuminated;

(b) When vehicle is parked, the headlights can be turned off but permits parking lights to be turned on; and

(c) Headlights may alternate between high and low beams by means of a switch used at the driver's discretion.

(5) Mount headlights meeting the following:

(a) Securely, at the front on a rigid part of the vehicle other than window glazing;

(b) As far apart and symmetrically about the vertical center line of the vehicle per FMVSS and SAE requirements;

(c) Measure mounting height from ground level to the center of the lens; and

(d) Mount headlights not less than 22 inches nor more than 54 inches high.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, ORS 815.030, ORS 816.010, ORS 816.040, ORS 816.050 & ORS 816.060
Stats. Implemented: ORS 816.010, ORS 816.050, ORS 816.060, ORS 816.070 & ORS 816.230
Hist.: MV 9-1979, f. & ef. 11-9-79; MV 22-1986, f. & ef. 12-16-86; Administrative Renumbering 3-1988, Renumbered from 735-080-0020; DMV 3-1997, f. & cert. ef. 1-21-97

735-108-0020

Bus Safety Warning Lights

(1) Transportation Safety adopts SAE Standard J887, School Bus Warning Lamps, August 1987 Edition.

(2) For purposes of this rule, school bus warning lamps in compliance with SAE Standard J887 constitutes "bus safety lights" for purposes of ORS 811.515, 816.260 and 816.350.

(3) Bus Safety Lights shall be identified by the code "W2" in accordance with SAE Standard J759, Lighting Identification Code.

(4) School bus warning lamp types and use also are subject to requirements and specifications established by the Oregon Department of Education.

[Publications: The publication(s) referred to or incorporated by reference in this rule are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, ORS 815.030, ORS 816.010 & ORS 816.040
Stats. Implemented: ORS 816.010 & ORS 816.260
Hist.: MV 1-1987, f. & ef. 2-17-87; Administrative Renumbering 3-1988, Renumbered from 735-164-0020; DMV 3-1997, f. & cert. ef. 1-21-97

 

735-108-0030

360 Degree Warning Lights

(1) Transportation Safety adopts SAE Standard J845, 360 Degree Warning Lamp for Authorized Emergency, Maintenance and Service Vehicles, January 1984 Edition.

(2) For purposes of this rule, a 360 degree warning lamp in compliance with SAE Standard J845 constitutes:

(a) "Police lights" for purposes of ORS 816.250 and 816.350;

(b) "Mail deliver lights" for purposes of ORS 811.515, 816.270 and 816.350;

(c) "Fire department warning lights" for purposes of ORS 816.285 and 816.350;

(d) "Ambulance warning lights" for purposes of ORS 820.350;

(e) "Public Vehicle warning lights" for purposes of ORS 816.280 and 816.350;

(f) "Tow vehicle warning lights" for purposes of ORS 816.280 and 816.350; and

(g) "Weighmaster and motor carrier enforcement officer warning lights" for purposes of ORS 816.280 and 816.350.

(3) 360 degree warning lamps shall be identified by the code "W" in accordance with SAE Standard J759, Lighting Identification Code.

(4) Ambulance warning light types and use also are subject to requirements and specifications established by the Oregon Health Division.

(5) School bus warning lamp types and use also are subject to requirements and specifications established by the Oregon Department of Education.

[Publications: The publication(s) referred to or incorporated by reference in this rule are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, ORS 815.030, ORS 816.010 & ORS 816.040
Stats. Implemented: ORS 811.515, ORS 816.010 & ORS 816.250 - ORS 816.285
Hist.: MV 1-1987, f. & ef. 2-17-87; Administrative Renumbering 3-1988, Renumbered from 735-164-0030; DMV 3-1997, f. & cert. ef. 1-21-97

 

735-108-0040

Flashing Warning Lights

(1) Transportation Safety adopts SAE Standard J595, Flashing Warning Lamps for Authorized Emergency, Maintenance and Service Vehicles, January 1990 Edition.

(2) For purposes of this rule, a flashing warning lamp in compliance with SAE Standard J595 constitutes:

(a) "Police lights" for purposes of ORS 816.250 and 816.350;

(b) "Mail delivery lights" for purposes of ORS 811.515, 816.270 and 816.350;

(c) "Fire department warning lights" for purposes of ORS 816.280 and 816.350;

(d) "Ambulance warning lights" for purposes of ORS 820.350;

(e) "Public vehicle warning lights" for purposes of ORS 816.280;

(f) "Tow vehicle warning lights" for purposes of ORS 816.280 and 816.350; and

(g) "Weighmaster and motor carrier enforcement officer warning lights" for purposes of ORS 816.280 and 816.350.

(3) Flashing warning lamps shall be identified by the code "W" in accordance with SAE Standard J759, Lighting Identification Code.

(4) Ambulance warning lamp types and use also are subject to requirements and specifications established by the Oregon Health Division.

(5) School bus warning lamp types and use also are subject to requirements and specifications established by the Oregon Department of Education.

[Publications: The publication(s) referred to or incorporated by reference in this rule are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, ORS 815.030, ORS 816.010 & ORS 816.040
Stats. Implemented: ORS 811.515, ORS 816.010 & ORS 816.250 - ORS 816.285
Hist.: MV 1-1987, f. & ef. 2-17-87; Administrative Renumbering 3-1988, Renumbered from 735-164-0040; DMV 3-1997, f. & cert. ef. 1-21-97

 

735-108-0045

Gaseous Discharge Warning Lights

(1) Transportation Safety adopts SAE Standard J1318, Gaseous Discharge Warning Lamp For Authorized Emergency, Maintenance and Service Vehicles, April 1986 Edition. Gaseous discharge warning lamps are often referred to as "strobe" lights.

(2) For purposes of this rule, a gaseous discharge warning lamp in compliance with SAE Standard J1318 constitutes:

(a) "Police lights" for purposes of ORS 816.250 and 816.350;

(b) "Mail delivery lights" for purposes of ORS 811.515, 816.270 and 816.350;

(c) "Fire department warning lights" for purposes of ORS 816.280 and 816.350; and

(d) "Ambulance warning lights" for purposes of ORS 820.350.

(3) Gaseous discharge warning lamps shall be identified by the following codes in accordance with SAE Standard J579, Lighting Identification Codes, and SAE Standard J1318:

(a) For 360 degree warning lamps, the identification codes are:

(A) W5-1. Class 1 primary warning lamps for use on authorized emergency vehicles responding to emergency situations;

(B) W5-2. Class 2 primary warning lamps for use on authorized maintenance and service vehicles;

(C) W5-3. Class 3 primary warning lamps for use on authorized vehicles for identification.

(b) For directional warning lamps the identification code is W5-.

(4) Ambulance warning lamp types and use also are subject to requirements and specifications established by the Oregon Health Division.

(5) School bus warning lamp types and use also are subject to requirements and specifications established by the Oregon Department of Education.

[Publications: The publication(s) referred to or incorporated by reference in this rule are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, ORS 815.030, ORS 816.010 & ORS 816.040
Stats. Implemented: ORS 811.515, ORS 816.010 & ORS 816.250 - ORS 816.285

Hist. MV 5-1991, f. & cert. ef. 6-18-91; DMV 3-1997, f. & cert. ef. 1-21-97

 

735-108-0050

Spot Lights

(1) Transportation Safety adopts SAE Standard J591, Spot Lamps, May 1989 Edition.

(2) For purposes of this rule, spot lamps in compliance with SAE Standard J591 constitutes "spot lights" for purposes of ORS 811.515, 816.170 and 816.350.

(3) A spot lamp provides a substantially parallel beam of light which can be aimed in any direction by the user.

(4) The beam pattern shall be well defined and round or oval in shape.

(5) Spot lamps shall be identified by the code "O" in accordance with SAE Standard J579, Lighting Identification Code.

[Publications: The publication(s) referred to or incorporated by reference in this rule are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, ORS 815.030, ORS 816.010, ORS 816.040 & ORS 816.170
Stats. Implemented: ORS 811.515, ORS 816.010 & ORS 816.170
Hist.: MV 63, f. 10-14-75,ef. 11-11-75; MV 1-1987, f. & ef. 2-17-87; Administrative Renumbering 3-1988, Renumbered from 735-080-0090; DMV 3-1997, f. & cert. ef. 1-21-97

 

735-108-0060

Auxiliary Driving Lamps for Motor Vehicles

(1) Transportation Safety adopts SAE Standard J581, Auxiliary Driving lamps, June 1989 Edition.

(2) For purposes of this rule, auxiliary driving lamps in compliance with SAE Standard J581 constitutes "passing lights" for purposes of ORS 811.515 and 816.070.

(3) Auxiliary driving lamps supplement the upper beam of a standard headlamp system.

(4) Auxiliary driving lamps shall be identified by the code "Y" in accordance with SAE Standard J759, Lighting Identification Code.

[Publications: The publication(s) referred to or incorporated by reference in this rule are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, ORS 816.010, ORS 816.040 & ORS 816.060
Stats. Implemented: ORS 811.515, ORS 816.010 & ORS 816.060
Hist.: MV 1-1987, f. & ef. 2-17-87; Administrative Renumbering 3-1988, Renumbered from 735-164-0060; DMV 3-1997, f. & cert. ef. 1-21-97

 

735-108-0065

Mounting, Wiring and Aiming of Auxiliary Driving Lamps for Motor Vehicles

(1) Transportation Safety adopts the mounting requirements for motor vehicle auxiliary driving lamps as follows:

(a) If one lamp is installed, mount the lamp on the left front side of the motor vehicle;

(b) If two lamps are installed, mount the lamps symmetrically around the front centerline of the motor vehicle;

(c) Mount lamps not less than 16 inches (40.6 cm) nor more than 42 inches (106.7 cm) above the level ground;

(d) Measure mounting height from ground level to the center of the lens of the lamp;

(e) Do not mount the lamps so they interfere with required motor vehicle lighting; and

(f) Do not mount the lamps higher than the motor vehicle headlight system.

(2) Transportation Safety adopts the wiring requirements for motor vehicle auxiliary driving lamps as follows:

(a) Auxiliary driving lamps shall be wired so they can only come on when the motor vehicle high beam headlights are on; and

(b) A switch shall be installed so the auxiliary driving lamps can be turned off or on leaving the height beam of the headlights on; and

(c) A steady burning indicator light shall be wired so it comes on when the front fog lamps are turned on and mounted in a location it is readily visible to the driver.

(3) Transportation Safety adopts the aiming requirements for motor vehicle auxiliary driving lamps as follows:

(a) Adjust lamps to a setting of 0-0 when using a mechanical aimer; or

(b) When using a visual aiming screen, aim the center of the high intensity beam straight ahead of the vertical and horizontal axis at a distance of 25 feet (7.6 m) from the lens.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616 & ORS 816.060
Stats. Implemented: ORS 816.060
Hist.: DMV 3-1997, f. & cert. ef. 1-21-97

735-108-0070

Fog Lamps for Motor Vehicles and Trailers

(1) Transportation Safety adopts SAE Standard J583, Front Fog Lamps, May 1981 Edition:

(a) For purposes of this rule, front fog lamps in compliance with SAE Standard J583 constitute "fog lights" for purposes of ORS 811.515 and 816.230;

(b) Front fog lamps supplement the lower beam of a standard headlamp system used on motor vehicles during limited visibility conditions of rain, snow, dust or fog; and

(c) Front fog lamps shall be identified by the code "F" in accordance with SAE Standard J759, Light Identification Code.

(2) Transportation Safety adopts SAE Standard J1319, Fog Tail Lamp (Rear Fog Light) Systems, August 1987 Edition.

(a) For purposes of this rule, fog tail lamp (rear fog light) systems in compliance with SAE Standard J1319 constitutes "fog lights" for purposes of ORS 811.515 and 816.230;

(b) Rear fog lights provide a steady burning red light of higher intensity than standard tail lights on a vehicle and are only used during limited visibility conditions of rain, dust, snow or fog; and

(c) Rear fog lights shall be identified by the code "F2" in accordance with SAE Standard J759, Lighting Identification Code.

[Publications: The publication(s) referred to or incorporated by reference in this rule are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, ORS 815.030, ORS 816.010 & ORS 816.040
Stats. Implemented: ORS 816.010 & ORS 816.230
Hist.: MV 1-1987, f. & ef. 2-17-87; Administrative Renumbering 3-1988, Renumbered from 735-164-0070; DMV 3-1997, f. & cert. ef. 1-21-97

735-108-0073

Mounting, Wiring and Aiming of Front Fog Lamps for Motor Vehicles

(1) Transportation Safety adopts the mounting requirements for front fog lamps as follows:

(a) If one lamp is installed, mount the lamp on the left side of the motor vehicle;

(b) If two lamps are installed, mount the lamps symmetrically around the front centerline of the motor vehicle;

(c) Mount the lamps not less than 12 inches (30.5 cm) nor more than 30 inches (76.2 cm) above the level ground;

(d) Measure the mounting height from ground level to the center of the lens of the lamp;

(e) Do not mount the lamps so they interfere with required motor vehicle lighting; and

(f) Do not mount the lamps higher than the motor vehicle headlight system.

(2) Transportation Safety adopts the wiring requirements for motor vehicle front fog lamps as follows:

(a) Front fog lamps shall be wired so they can only come on when the motor vehicle low beam headlights are on; and

(b) A switch shall be installed so front fog lamps can be turned off or on leaving the low beam of the headlights on; and

(c) A steady burning indicator light shall be wired so it comes on when the front fog lamps are turned on and mounted in a location it is readily visible to the driver.

(3) Transportation Safety adopts the aiming requirements for motor vehicle front fog lamps as follows:

(a) Adjust lamps to a setting of 0-0 when using a mechanical aimer; or

(b) When using a visual aiming screen, the beam is to be centered laterally about the vertical axis and aim the top of the beam 4 inches (100 mm) below horizontal axis at a distance of 25 feet (7.6 m) from the lens.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616 & ORS 816.230
Stats. Implemented: ORS 816.230
Hist.: DMV 3-1997, f. & cert. ef. 1-21-97

 

735-108-0076

Mounting, Wiring and Aiming of Rear Fog Lamps for Motor Vehicles and Trailers

(1) Transportation Safety adopts the mounting requirements for rear fog lamps as follows:

(a) If one lamp is installed, mount the lamp on the left side of the motor vehicle;

(b) If two lamps are installed, mount the lamps symmetrically around the rear centerline of the motor vehicle;

(c) Mount the lamps the same height above the level ground as taillights are mounted;

(d) Measure the mounting height from ground level to the center of the lens of the lamp; and

(e) Do not mount the lamps so they interfere with required motor vehicle lighting.

(2) Transportation Safety adopts the wiring requirements for motor vehicle rear fog lamps as follows:

(a) Rear fog lamps shall be wired so they can only come on when the motor vehicle low beam headlights are on;

(b) A switch shall be installed so rear fog lamps can be turned off or on leaving the low beam of the headlights on; and

(c) A steady burning indicator light shall be wired so it comes on when the rear fog lamps are turned on and mounted in a location it is readily visible to the driver.

(3) Transportation Safety adopts the aiming requirement for motor vehicle rear fog lamp through a horizontal angle from 45 degrees to the left and right of the center of the lamp.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616 & ORS 816.230
Stats. Implemented: ORS 816.230
Hist.: DMV 3-1997, f. & cert. ef. 1-21-97

735-108-0080

Auxiliary Low Beam Lamps for Motor Vehicles

(1) Transportation Safety adopts SAE Standard J582, Auxiliary Low Beam Lamps, September 1984 Edition.

(2) For purposes of this rule, auxiliary low beam lamps in compliance with SAE Standard J582 constitutes "auxiliary lights" for the purposes of ORS 811.515 and 816.060.

(3) Auxiliary low beam lamps supplement the low beam of a standard headlamp system.

(4) Auxiliary low beam lamps shall be identified by the code "Z" in accordance with SAE Standard J759, Lighting Identification Code.

[Publications: The publication(s) referred to or incorporated by reference in this rule are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, ORS 815.030, ORS 816.010 & ORS 816.040
Stats. Implemented: ORS 811.515, ORS 816.010 & ORS 816.060
Hist.: MV 1-1987, f. & ef. 2-17-87; Administrative Renumbering 3-1988, Renumbered from 735-164-0080; DMV 3-1997, f. & cert. ef. 1-21-97

 

735-108-0085

Mounting, Wiring and Aiming of Auxiliary Low Beam Lamps for Motor Vehicles

(1) Transportation Safety adopts the mounting requirements for auxiliary low beam lamps as follows:

(a) If one lamp is installed, mount the lamp on the left side of the motor vehicle;

(b) If two lamps are installed, mount the lamps symmetrically around the front centerline of the motor vehicle;

(c) Mount the lamps not less than 24 inches (61 cm) nor more than 42 inches (106.7 cm) above the level ground;

(d) Measure the mounting height from ground level to the center of the lens of the lamp;

(e) Do not mount the lamps so they interfere with required motor vehicle lighting; and

(f) Do not mount the lamps higher than the motor vehicle headlight system.

(2) Transportation Safety adopts the wiring requirements for motor vehicle auxiliary low beam lamps as follows:

(a) Auxiliary low beam lamps shall be wired so they can only come on when the motor vehicle low beam headlights are on;

(b) A switch shall be installed so lamps can be turned off when only use of the low beam of the headlight system is required or when high beam of the headlight light system is being used; and

(c) A steady burning indicator lights shall be wired so it comes on when the auxiliary low beam lamps are on and mounted in a location it is readily visible to the driver.

(3) Transportation Safety adopts the aiming requirements for motor vehicle front fog lamps as follows:

(a) Adjust lamps to a setting of 0-0 when using a mechanical aimer; or

(b) When using a visual aiming screen, the lamp or lamps shall be aimed with:

(A) The left edge of the high intensity zone of the beam one inch (25 mm) above horizontal at a distance of 25 feet (7.6 mm) from the lens; and

(B) The top edge of the high intensity zone of the beam five inches (130 mm) left of vertical at a distance of 25 feet (7.6 mm) from the lens

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616 & ORS 816.060
Stats. Implemented: ORS 816.060
Hist.: DMV 3-1997, f. & cert. ef. 1-21-97

735-108-0090

Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment for Motorcycles and Mopeds

(1) Transportation Safety adopts FMVSS Number 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment, in regard to such equipment and devices required for usage on motorcycles and mopeds, as found in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Part 571, October 1994 Edition.

(2) FMVSS 108 specifies requirements for the following original and replacement lamps, reflective devices and associated equipment:

(a) Headlamps;

(b) Taillamps;

(c) Stoplamps;

(d) License plate lamp;

(e) Reflex reflectors; and

(f) Turn signal lamps, turn signal operating unit and turn signal flasher unit.

[Publications: The publication(s) referred to or incorporated by reference in this rule are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, ORS 815.030, ORS 816.010, ORS 816.040 & ORS 816.050.
Stats. Imp.: ORS 814.320, ORS 816.010 & ORS 816.050
Hist.: MV 1-1987, f. & ef. 2-17-87; Administrative Renumbering 3-1988, Renumbered from 735-164-0090; DMV 3-1997, f. & cert. ef. 1-21-97

735-108-0100

Motorcycle Auxiliary Front Lamps

(1) Transportation Safety adopts SAE Standard J1306, Motorcycle Auxiliary Front Lamps, June 1989 Edition.

(2) For purposes of this rule, motorcycle auxiliary front lamps in compliance with SAE Standard J1306 constitutes "auxiliary lights" for purposes of ORS 811.515 and 816.060.

(3) Motorcycle auxiliary front lamps supplement either the lower or upper beam of a standard motorcycle headlamp system.

(4) Motorcycle auxiliary front lamps shall be identified by the code "C" in accordance with SAE Standard J759, Lighting Identification Code.

[Publications: The publication(s) referred to or incorporated by reference in this rule are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, ORS 815.030, ORS 816.010, ORS 816.040 & ORS 816.060
Stats. Implemented: ORS 816.060
Hist.: DMV 3-1997, f. & cert. ef. 1-21-97

735-108-0110

Mounting, Wiring and Aiming of Motorcycle Auxiliary Front Lamps

(1) Transportation Safety adopts the mounting requirements for motorcycle auxiliary front lamps as follows:

(a) If one lamp is installed, mount the lamp on the left front side of the motorcycle;

(b) If two lamps are installed, mount the lamps symmetrically around the front centerline of the motorcycle;

(c) Mount lamps not less than 16 inches (40.6 cm) nor more the 42 inches (106.7 cm) above the ground;

(d) Measure mounting height from ground level to the center of the lens of the lamp; and

(e) Do not mount the lamps higher than the motorcycle headlight.

(2) Transportation Safety adopts the wiring requirements for motorcycle auxiliary front lamps as follows:

(a) The lamp shall be wired so it comes on with the motorcycle headlight;

(b) The lamp may be wired so it is on with either the low or high beam of the motorcycle headlight;

(c) A switch shall be installed so the lamp can be turned off when only use of the low beam of the headlight is required; and

(d) A steady burning indicator light shall be wired and mounted in a location it is readily visible to the driver and be on when the motorcycle auxiliary front lamps are is use.

(3) Transportation Safety adopts the aiming requirements for motorcycle auxiliary front lamps as follows:

(a) Adjust lamps to a setting of 0-0 when using a mechanical aimer; or

(b) When using a visual aiming screen, the lamp or lamps shall be aimed with:

(A) The left edge of the high intensity zone of the beam at a vertical line straight ahead of the lamp center; and

(B) The top edge of the high intensity zone at the level of the lamp center at a distance of 25 feet (7.6 m) from the lens.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, ORS 815.030, ORS 816.010, ORS 816.040 & ORS 816.060
Stats. Implemented: ORS 816.060
Hist.: DMV 3-1997, f. & cert. ef. 1-21-97

735-108-0120

Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment for Use on Trailers

(1) Transportation Safety adopts FMVSS Number 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment, in regard to such equipment and devices used on trailers. This standard is as found in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Part 571, 1995 Edition, available from Transportation Safety.

(2) FMVSS 108 specifies requirements for the following original and replacement lamps, reflective devices and associated equipment for motor vehicles:

(a) Taillamps;

(b) Stoplamps;

(c) High-mounted stoplamp;

(d) License-plate lamp;

(e) Parking lamps;

(f) Reflex reflectors;

(g) Intermediate side reflex reflectors;

(h) Intermediate side marker lamps;

(i) Identification lamps;

(j) Clearance lamps;

(k) Side-marker lamps;

(l) Backup lamps;

(m) Turn signal lamps, turn signal operating unit, and turn signal flasher unit;

(n) Vehicular hazard warning signal operation unit and flasher unit; and

(o) Retroreflective sheeting.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, ORS 815.030, ORS 816.010 & ORS 816.040
Stats. Implemented: ORS 816.010
Hist.: DMV 3-1997, f. & cert. ef. 1-21-97

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