2007 ORS 801.477¹
"Serious traffic violation"

"Serious traffic violation" means:

(1) A violation, while operating a motor vehicle and holding a commercial driver license, of:

(a) ORS 811.140 (Reckless driving), reckless driving;

(b) Any law establishing a speed limit, if the person is operating the vehicle 30 miles per hour or more above the posted limit and a court imposes a suspension under ORS 811.109 (Penalties for speed violations); or

(c) Any law establishing a speed limit, if the person is operating the vehicle at a speed of 100 miles per hour or greater.

(2) A violation, while operating a commercial motor vehicle, of:

(a) Any law establishing a speed limit, if the person is operating the vehicle 15 miles per hour or more above the posted limit.

(b) The basic speed rule established in ORS 811.100 (Violation of basic speed rule) if the person is operating the vehicle 15 miles per hour or more above the speeds established in ORS 811.105 (Speeds that are evidence of basic rule violation) as prima facie evidence of violation of the basic speed rule.

(c) ORS 807.010 (Operating vehicle without driving privileges or in violation of license restrictions) (1), vehicle operating without driving privileges.

(d) ORS 807.570 (Failure to carry or present license), failure to carry a license or to present a license to a police officer.

(e) ORS 811.140 (Reckless driving), reckless driving.

(f) ORS 811.305 (Driving on left on curve or grade or at intersection or rail crossing), driving on the left on a curve or grade or at an intersection or rail crossing.

(g) ORS 811.370 (Failure to drive within lane), failure to drive within a lane.

(h) ORS 811.410 (Unsafe passing on left), unsafe passing on the left.

(i) ORS 811.415 (Unsafe passing on right), unsafe passing on the right.

(j) ORS 811.485 (Following too closely), following too closely.

(k) Any law relating to motor vehicle traffic control if the violation is connected to a fatal accident. This paragraph does not apply to violations of parking laws or laws regulating vehicle weight or equipment.

(L) Any law of another jurisdiction that corresponds to an Oregon law described in this section. [1991 c.185 §7; 1995 c.733 §81; 2003 c.819 §14; 2005 c.649 §22; 2007 c.122 §7]

Note: Section 23, chapter 649, Oregon Laws 2005, provides:

Sec. 23. The amendments to ORS 801.477 ("Serious traffic violation") by section 22 of this 2005 Act apply to:

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, offenses committed before, on or after the effective date of this 2005 Act [July 27, 2005] if the suspension period is enhanced under ORS 809.413 (Suspension of commercial driver licenses) based on a prior offense and the person was driving a commercial motor vehicle at the time of the offense.

(2) Offenses committed on or after the effective date of this 2005 Act if the offense is an offense not described in subsection (1) of this section or if the offense is an offense described in ORS 801.477 ("Serious traffic violation") (2)(c) or (d). [2005 c.649 §23]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 801—General Provisions and Definitions for Oregon Vehicle Code, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­801.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.