Or. Admin. R. 734-017-0015 - Use of Chains or Traction Tires

A Department of Transportation District Manager or persons authorized by a District Manager shall authorize the posting of appropriate signs and determine when weather conditions require the following:

(1) Chains or traction tires must be carried but are not required to be used;
(2) Chains to be used on vehicles with a rated gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 10,000 pounds or less that are towing and single drive axle vehicles with a rated gross vehicle (GVW) over 10,000 pounds.
(3) Chains must be used on vehicles towing or with a rated gross vehicle weight (GVW) over 10,000 pounds;
(4) Chains or traction tires must be used on all vehicles except those vehicles exempt in ORS 815.145 and division 17 rules.


Or. Admin. R. 734-017-0015
2 HD 15-1981, f. & ef. 11-20-81; HWY 4-1995, f. & cert. ef. 10-17-95; HWY 5-1996, f. & cert. ef. 10-10-96; HWY 10-1997(Temp), f. 10-21-97, cert. ef. 11-1-97; TO 8-1998, f. & cert. ef. 9-14-98 HWD 8-2009, f. & cert. ef. 9-29-09; HWD 7-2021, minor correction filed 09/30/2021, effective 9/30/2021

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 184.616, 184.619 & 815.045

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 815.045, 815.140 & OL 2021 Chapter 630

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