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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION,
TRANSPORTATION SAFETY DIVISION

 

DIVISION 10

VEHICLE EQUIPMENT AND SAFETY STANDARDS

737-010-0000

Definitions Relating to Low-Speed Vehicles and Medium-Speed Electric Vehicles

As used in division 10 rules and Chapter 865, Oregon Laws 2009, the following definitions apply:

(1) “CFR” means Code of Federal Regulations and, unless otherwise expressly identified, refers to revision 63 FR 33216, June 17, 1998, as amended at 68 FR 43972, July 25, 2003.

(2) “Crushproof body design” means the vehicle has been certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that the vehicle is in compliance with FMVSS No. 216 Roof crush resistance;

(3) “TSD” means the Transportation Safety Division of the Oregon Department of Transportation;

(4) “Enclosed” means a complete shell comprised of a top, bottom and sides meant to protect the vehicle and occupants;

(5) “FMVSS” means Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and Regulations as specified by NHTSA under 49 CFR, Part 571;

(6) “Low-speed vehicle” means a four wheeled motor vehicle with a top speed of more than 20 miles per hour but not more than 25 miles per hour.

(7) “Medium-speed electric vehicle” means an electric motor vehicle with four wheels that is equipped with a roll cage or a crushproof body design, can attain a maximum speed of 35 miles per hour on a paved, level surface, is fully enclosed and has at least one door for entry;

(8) “NHTSA” means the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

(9) “Open-body type vehicle” means a vehicle having no occupant compartment doors and/or top or a vehicle having readily detachable occupant compartment doors and/or top; and

(10) “Roll cage” is an enclosure that will support the vehicle’s weight and be so designed as to protect the occupants when the vehicle is resting on this enclosure.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 802.010, 815.010, 815.030 & 2009 OL Ch 865
Stats. Implemented: ORS 815.010, 815.030 & 2009 OL Ch 865
Hist.: TSD 1-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-29-09 thru 3-20-10; TSD 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 2-25-10

737-010-0010

Minimum Safety Standards for Low-Speed Vehicles

(1) As the minimum vehicle safety standards for low-speed vehicles, TSD adopts the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) applicable to low-speed vehicles as set forth in 49 CFR, Part 571.500 (October 1, 2008).

(2) The vehicle safety equipment requirements for low-speed vehicles described under this rule apply to original and replacement equipment.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 802.010, 815.010, 815.030 & 2009 OL Ch 865
Stats. Implemented: ORS 815.010, 815.030 & 2009 OL Ch 865
Hist.: TSD 1-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-29-09 thru 3-20-10; TSD 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 2-25-10

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Minimum Safety Standards for Medium-Speed Electric Vehicles

As the minimum vehicle safety standards for medium-speed electric vehicles, Transportation Safety adopts the standards and requirements set forth below. The vehicle safety equipment requirements described under this rule apply to original and replacement equipment. A medium-speed electric vehicle must:

(1) Comply with the following Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) found in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 49, Part 571, 2008 edition.

(a) FMVSS No. 108; Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.

(b) FMVSS No. 111; Rearview mirrors.

(c) FMVSS No. 114; Theft protection and rollaway prevention standards.

(d) FMVSS No. 135; Light vehicle brake systems.

(e) FMVSS No. 206; Door locks and door retention components.

(f) FMVSS No. 209; Seat belt assemblies. A Type 1 or Type 2 seat belt assembly conforming to FMVSS No. 209, installed at each designated seating position, and whose mounting complies with FMVSS No. 210.

(g) FMVSS No. 216; Roof crush resistance.

(h) FMVSS No. 305; Electric-powered vehicles: electrolyte spillage and electrical shock protection.

(i) FMVSS No. 205; A windshield of AS–1 or AS–5 composition, that conforms to the American National Standards Institute’s ‘‘Safety Code for Safety Glazing Materials for Glazing Motor Vehicles Operating on Land Highway,’’ Z–26.1–1977, January 28, 1977, as supplemented by Z26.1a, July 3, 1980.

(2) Comply with the federal Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) requirements found in 49 CFR Part 565.

(3) Be equipped with a horn in good working order and capable of emitting sound audible under normal conditions from a distance of not less than 200 feet, but no horn shall emit an unreasonably loud or harsh sound.

(4) Be fully enclosed and may not be an open-body type vehicle.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 802.010, 815.010, 815.030 & 2009 OL Ch 865
Stats. Implemented: ORS 815.010, 815.030 & 2009 OL Ch 865
Hist.: TSD 1-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-29-09 thru 3-20-10; TSD 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 2-25-10; TSD 1-2011, f. & cert. ef. 1-28-11

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