Oregon Vehicle Seatbelt Requirement, Measure 3 (1988)

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The Oregon Vehicle Seatbelt Requirement Act, also known as Measure 3, was on the November 8, 1988 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was defeated. The measure required seat-belts for motor vehicle drivers and passengers and provided penalties those forgoing seat-belts.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 3 (1988)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No684,74756.45%
Yes 528,324 43.55%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

3. REQUIRES THE USE OF SAFETY BELTS
QUESTION - Shall law, effective December 8, 1988, require safety belt use by motor vehicle drivers and passengers over 16?

EXPLANATION - Referred to voters. Approval enacts law requiring that motor vehicle drivers wear safety belts and secure passengers under 16 with safety belts, harnesses, or small child safety systems. Passengers over 16 must secure themselves. Requires vehicle owners to keep seatbelts in working order. Driver, owner, passenger violations are Class D traffic infractions. Provides exemptions. Law takes effect December 8, 1988. Voter rejection means prior law, requiring safety restraints only for passengers under 16, is effective.

YES □

NO □ [2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 11, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.