2007 ORS § 811.235¹
Fine for traffic offenses in school zones

(1)(a) If signs authorized by ORS 810.245 (Signs giving notice of consequences of traffic offenses committed in school zones) are posted, the base fine amount for a person charged with an offense that is listed in subsection (2)(a) or (b) of this section and that is committed in a school zone shall be the amount established under ORS 153.125 (Base fine amounts generally) to 153.145 (Rounding off) based on the foundation amount calculated under ORS 153.131 (Increased base fine amount for certain traffic violations). The minimum fine for a person convicted of an offense that is listed in subsection (2)(a) or (b) of this section and that is committed in a school zone is the base fine amount so calculated.

(b) If signs authorized by ORS 810.245 (Signs giving notice of consequences of traffic offenses committed in school zones) are posted, the minimum fine for a person convicted of a misdemeanor offense that is listed in subsection (2)(c) to (g) of this section and that is committed in a school zone is 20 percent of the maximum fine established for the offense.

(c) If signs authorized by ORS 810.245 (Signs giving notice of consequences of traffic offenses committed in school zones) are posted, the minimum fine for a person convicted of a felony offense that is listed in subsection (2)(c) to (g) of this section and that is committed in a school zone is two percent of the maximum fine established for the offense.

(2) This section applies to the following offenses if committed in a school zone:

(a) Class A or Class B traffic violations.

(b) Class C or Class D traffic violations related to exceeding a legal speed.

(c) Reckless driving, as defined in ORS 811.140 (Reckless driving).

(d) Driving while under the influence of intoxicants, as defined in ORS 813.010 (Driving under the influence of intoxicants).

(e) Failure to perform the duties of a driver involved in an accident or collision, as described in ORS 811.700 (Failure to perform duties of driver when property is damaged) or 811.705 (Failure to perform duties of driver to injured persons).

(f) Criminal driving while suspended or revoked, as defined in ORS 811.182 (Criminal driving while suspended or revoked).

(g) Fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, as defined in ORS 811.540 (Fleeing or attempting to elude police officer).

(3) A court shall not waive, reduce or suspend the base fine amount or minimum fine required by this section.

(4) For purposes of this section, a traffic offense occurs in a school zone if the offense occurs while the motor vehicle is in a school zone, notice of the school zone is indicated plainly by traffic control devices conforming to the requirements established under ORS 810.200 (Uniform standards for traffic control devices) and posted under authority granted by ORS 810.210 (Placement and control of traffic control devices) and:

(a) Children are present as described in ORS 811.124 (Meaning of "children are present" in ORS 811.111); or

(b) A flashing light used as a traffic control device and operated under ORS 811.106 (Operation of flashing light indicating children in school zone) indicates that children may be arriving at or leaving school. [1997 c.682 §3; 1999 c.1051 §293; 2003 c.397 §9]