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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION,
DRIVER AND MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICES DIVISION

 

DIVISION 114

WARNING DEVICES

 

 

735-114-0000

Red Emergency Reflective Warning Devices

The Transportation Safety Division of the Department of Transportation adopts Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) Number 125, Warning Devices, in regard to red emergency reflective warning devices (triangles), intended for use as roadside warning devices for stopped or disabled vehicles. This standard is as found in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Part 571.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, ORS 815.030 & ORS 815.035
Stats. Implemented: ORS 815.070
Hist.: MV 9-1986, f. & ef. 6-20-86; Administrative Renumbering 3-1988, Renumbered from 735-167-0000

735-114-0010

Warning Devices for Stopped or Disabled Vehicles

(1) The Transportation Safety Division of the Department of Transportation adopts federal safety regulations relating to devices that warn approaching traffic of a stopped or disabled vehicle. The devices, including vehicle hazard warning lights, and roadside vehicle warning devices, shall be used and placed as described in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Number 392.22.

(2) The type of roadside vehicle warning devices used shall be as described in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Number 393.95(4)(f) through 393.95(k). Bi-directional emergency reflective triangles shall be of the type covered by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) Number 125, Warning Devices.

(3) Vehicles subject to this rule are listed in ORS 811.530(2). School buses and school activity vehicles are also subject to rules and requirements of the Oregon Department of Education related to use of these devices, the types that must be used, and their storage in vehicles.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, ORS 811.530, ORS 815.035 & ORS 815.285
Stats. Implemented: ORS 815.070
Hist.: MV 13-1983(Temp), f. 10-14-83, ef. 10-15-83; MV 22-1983, f. 12-30-83, ef. 1-1-84; Administrative Renumbering 3-1988, Renumbered from 735-080-008; MV 9-1986, f. & ef. 6-20-86

735-114-0020

Slow-Moving Vehicle Emblems

The Transportation Safety Division of the Department of Transportation adopts the American Society of Agriculture Engineers (ASAE) Standard, number ASAE S276.3 -- Slow-Moving Vehicle Identification Emblem, (SMV) and ASAE Recommendation, number ASAE R276, Emblem for Identifying Slow-Moving Vehicles, with the following modifications and additions:

(1) Body of Emblem, Material, and Surface: The background materials as listed in and prepared per ASAE S276.3 and ASAE R276 may be used as a background for SMV Emblems. In addition, any other rustproof and waterproof material of sufficient thickness to assure a permanent flat surface and allow permanent adhesion of pressure-sensitive materials may be used. Fiberglass, plastic, or medium density overlaid plywood are examples of the additional materials acceptable for use for the background of emblems.

(2) Mounting:

(a) Location -- The SMV Emblem shall be mounted point upward, 3 to 5 feet above the ground, on the center rear of vehicle or as near left center as possible.

(b) Types of Mounting:

(A) The portable method of mounting with a tapered metal blade attached to the back of the SMV Emblem as described in R276 5.2.1.

(B) The SMV Emblem attached to or manufactured with a proper background material, may be directly attached to a flat surface of the slow-moving vehicle, with bolts or screws.

(C) An adhesive-backed emblem may be directly applied to a flat surface of the vehicle.

(3) Additional Requirements:

(a) Whenever a combination of vehicles is being operated, and the SMV Emblem on the front or towing vehicle is obscured by other vehicle(s) in the combination, an additional emblem shall be displayed on the rearmost vehicle of the combination.

(b) The orange fluorescent pressure-sensitive material in the center of the SMV Emblem shall be replaced when it is no longer visible in normal sunlight for a distance of 500 feet. The red reflective pressure sensitive material on the border of the SMV Emblem shall be replaced when it is no longer visible at night from a distance of 500 feet when illuminated by the lower beam of motor vehicle headlights.

(c) The SMV Emblem shall be used on horse drawn vehicles as well as all other vehicles designed for speeds of less than 25 miles per hour, including those vehicles described in ORS 815.110, when the vehicles are operated on a highway as defined in ORS 801.305.

(d) The SMV Emblem shall be maintained in a clean condition.

(e) The SMV Emblem does not replace vehicle lighting and/or warning flags as required by Oregon Law.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616 & ORS 815.060
Stats. Implemented: ORS 815.060
Hist.: MV 12-1986, f. & ef. 8-22-86; Administrative Renumbering 3-1988, Renumbered from 735-041-0005

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