Chapter 811  Rules of the Road for Drivers

Duties To Pedestrians And Bicycles

§ 811.005 Duty to exercise due care
§ 811.015 Failure to obey traffic patrol member
§ 811.017 Failure to yield to traffic patrol member
§ 811.020 Passing stopped vehicle at crosswalk
§ 811.025 Failure to yield to pedestrian on sidewalk
§ 811.028 Failure to stop and remain stopped for pedestrian
§ 811.030 Driving through safety zone
§ 811.035 Failure to stop and remain stopped for pedestrian who is blind
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Speed

(Basic Rule)

§ 811.100 Violation of basic speed rule
§ 811.105 Speeds that are evidence of basic rule violation
§ 811.108 Relationship between speed limits and basic rule

(Maximum Speeds)

§ 811.109 Penalties for speed violations
§ 811.111 Violating a speed limit
§ 811.124 Meaning of children are present in ORS 811.111

(Racing)

§ 811.125 Speed racing on highway
§ 811.127 Organizing a speed racing event

(Impeding Traffic)

§ 811.130 Impeding traffic

Careless And Reckless Driving

§ 811.135 Careless driving
§ 811.140 Reckless driving

Special Safety Measures

§ 811.145 Failure to yield to emergency vehicle or ambulance
§ 811.147 Failure to maintain safe distance from emergency vehicle, roadside assistance vehicle, tow vehicle or ambulance
§ 811.150 Interference with emergency vehicle or ambulance
§ 811.155 Failure to stop for bus safety lights
§ 811.157 Report by driver of violation of ORS 811.155
§ 811.159 Law enforcement agency response to report of violation of ORS 811.155
§ 811.160 Interference with rail fixed guideway system operation
§ 811.165 Failure to stop for passenger loading of public transit vehicle
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Open Container Violations

§ 811.170 Violation of open container law

Disposing Of Human Waste

§ 811.172 Improperly disposing of human waste

Driving While Suspended Or Revoked

§ 811.175 Violation driving while suspended or revoked
§ 811.180 Affirmative defenses
§ 811.182 Criminal driving while suspended or revoked

Driver Offenses Involving Passengers

§ 811.190 Operation with obstructing passenger
§ 811.195 Having passenger in trailer
§ 811.200 Carrying dog on external part of vehicle
§ 811.205 Carrying minor on external part of vehicle
§ 811.207 Legislative findings regarding restraint of children in motor vehicles
§ 811.210 Failure to properly use safety belts
§ 811.215 Exemptions from safety belt requirements
§ 811.220 Certificates of exemption from safety belt requirement
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Highway Work Zones

§ 811.230 Definitions
§ 811.231 Reckless endangerment of highway workers
§ 811.232 Refusing to obey flagger
§ 811.233 Failure to yield right of way to highway worker

School Zone Penalties

§ 811.235 Fine for traffic offenses in school zones

General Driving Rules

(Generally)

§ 811.250 Law applicable to vehicles registered out of state
§ 811.255 Permitting unlawful operation of vehicle

(Traffic Control Devices)

§ 811.260 Appropriate driver responses to traffic control devices
§ 811.265 Driver failure to obey traffic control device
§ 811.270 Failure to obey one-way designation

(Right Of Way)

§ 811.275 Failure to yield right of way at uncontrolled intersection
§ 811.277 Failure to yield right of way at uncontrolled T intersection
§ 811.280 Failure of driver entering roadway to yield right of way
§ 811.285 Failure of merging driver to yield right of way
§ 811.290 Obstructing cross traffic
§ 811.292 Failure to yield right of way within roundabout

(Driving On The Right)

§ 811.295 Failure to drive on right
§ 811.300 Failure to drive on right of approaching vehicle
§ 811.305 Driving on left on curve or grade or at intersection or rail crossing
§ 811.310 Crossing center line on two-way, four-lane road
§ 811.315 Failure of slow driver to drive on right
§ 811.320 Failure to drive to right on divided highway
§ 811.325 Failure to keep camper, trailer or truck in right lane
§ 811.330 Driving wrong way around traffic island

(Turning)

§ 811.335 Unlawful or unsignaled turn
§ 811.340 Improperly executed left turn
§ 811.345 Failure to use special left turn lane
§ 811.346 Misuse of special left turn lane
§ 811.350 Dangerous left turn
§ 811.355 Improperly executed right turn
§ 811.360 When vehicle turn permitted at stop light
§ 811.365 Illegal U-turn

(Lane Use)

§ 811.370 Failure to drive within lane
§ 811.375 Unlawful or unsignaled change of lane
§ 811.380 Improper use of center lane on three-lane road
§ 811.385 Depriving motorcycle or moped of full lane

(Signaling)

§ 811.390 Unlawful use of lights to signal for passing
§ 811.395 Appropriate signals for stopping, turning, changing lanes and decelerating
§ 811.400 Failure to use appropriate signal for turn, lane change, stop or exit from roundabout
§ 811.405 Failure to signal with lights

(Passing)

§ 811.410 Unsafe passing on left
§ 811.415 Unsafe passing on right
§ 811.420 Passing in no passing zone
§ 811.425 Failure of slower driver to yield to overtaking vehicle

(Prohibited Places)

§ 811.430 Driving on highway divider
§ 811.435 Operation of motor vehicle on bicycle trail
§ 811.440 When motor vehicles may operate on bicycle lane
§ 811.445 Use of throughway when prohibited
§ 811.450 Violation of posted truck routes

(Rail Crossings)

§ 811.455 Failure to stop for railroad signal
§ 811.460 Failure to follow rail crossing procedures for high-risk vehicles
§ 811.462 Failure of operator of commercial motor vehicle to slow down and check tracks
§ 811.465 Exemptions from high-risk vehicle rail crossing procedures
§ 811.470 Improper movement of heavy equipment across rail crossing
§ 811.475 Obstructing rail crossing

(Miscellaneous)

§ 811.480 Illegal backing
§ 811.483 Safety corridors
§ 811.485 Following too closely
§ 811.490 Improper opening or leaving open of vehicle door
§ 811.492 Engine braking
§ 811.495 Unlawful coasting on downgrade
§ 811.500 Unlawful stop or deceleration
§ 811.505 Failure to stop when emerging from alley, driveway or building
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Use Of Lights And Warnings

(Lights)

§ 811.515 When lights must be displayed
§ 811.520 Unlawful use or failure to use lights
§ 811.525 Exemptions from requirements for use of lights
§ 811.526 Safety campaign for use of headlights

(Flares)

§ 811.530 Failure to post warnings for disabled vehicle

Obeying Police

§ 811.535 Failing to obey police officer
§ 811.540 Fleeing or attempting to elude police officer

Parking, Stopping And Standing

(Generally)

§ 811.550 Places where stopping, standing and parking prohibited
§ 811.555 Illegal stopping, standing or parking
§ 811.560 Exemptions from prohibitions on stopping, standing or parking
§ 811.565 Dangerous movement of stopped, standing or parked vehicle
§ 811.570 Improperly positioning parallel parked vehicle
§ 811.575 Violation of posted parking restrictions on state highways
§ 811.580 Parking vehicle on state highway for vending purposes
§ 811.585 Failure to secure motor vehicle

(Winter Recreation Parking Areas)

§ 811.590 Unlawful parking in winter recreation parking area
§ 811.595 Winter recreation parking permit
§ 811.600 Fees for winter recreation parking permits

(Parking For Persons With Disabilities)

§ 811.602 Disabled person parking permit
§ 811.603 Parking identification card without photograph
§ 811.604 Application for disabled person parking permit
§ 811.605 Contents of individual placard or decal
§ 811.606 Parking permit for person with temporary disability
§ 811.607 Program placards
§ 811.609 Family placards
§ 811.611 Foreign visitor placard
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Accidents

(Duties)

§ 811.700 Failure to perform duties of driver when property is damaged
§ 811.705 Failure to perform duties of driver to injured persons
§ 811.706 Money damages resulting from violation of ORS 811.700 or 811.705
§ 811.707 Crime classification for violation of ORS 811.705
§ 811.710 Failure to perform duties of driver when animal is injured
§ 811.715 Failure to perform duties of witness to accident
§ 811.717 Failure to remove motor vehicle from roadway

(Reports)

§ 811.720 When accident must be reported to Department of Transportation
§ 811.725 Driver failure to report accident to Department of Transportation
§ 811.730 Owner failure to report accident to Department of Transportation
§ 811.735 Failure of vehicle occupant to make accident report to Department of Transportation
§ 811.740 False accident report
§ 811.745 When accident must be reported to police officer or law enforcement agency
§ 811.747 Definitions for ORS 811.748 and 811.750
§ 811.748 Driver failure to report accident to police officer or law enforcement agency
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Funeral Processions

§ 811.800 Operation of funeral vehicles with improper lights
§ 811.802 Failure to yield right of way to funeral procession
§ 811.804 Intersection rules for funeral processions
§ 811.806 Exceeding maximum speed for funeral procession
§ 811.808 Exemption from speed limits for funeral escort vehicle
§ 811.810 Disrupting funeral procession
§ 811.812 Free passage for funeral procession vehicles