Suspension for conduct regarding accidents
(1)(a) The Department of Transportation shall suspend the driving privileges of a person who fails to file an accident report required under ORS 811.725 (Driver failure to report accident) or 811.730 (Owner failure to report accident).
(b) A suspension under this subsection shall continue until the person files the required report or for five years from the date of suspension, whichever is sooner.
(2) The department shall suspend the driving privileges of any person for a period of time required by this subsection if the person is involved in a motor vehicle accident at any time when the department determines the person has been operating a vehicle in violation of ORS 806.010 (Driving uninsured prohibited). A suspension under this subsection shall be for a period of one year except that the department shall not reinstate any driving privileges to the person until the person complies with future responsibility filing requirements.
(3)(a) The department may suspend the driving privileges of a person who, while operating a motor vehicle, causes or contributes to an accident resulting in death to any other person if the department has reason to believe that the person’s incompetence, recklessness, criminal negligence or unlawful operation of the vehicle caused or contributed to the accident.
(b) A suspension under this subsection shall continue for a period determined by the department and shall be subject to any conditions the department determines to be necessary.
(c) The department may impose an immediate suspension of driving privileges of any person described in paragraph (a) of this subsection without hearing and without receiving a record of the conviction of the person of a crime if the department has reason to believe that the person may endanger people or property if the person’s driving privileges are not immediately suspended. A suspension under this paragraph is subject to a post-imposition hearing under ORS 809.440 (Hearing and administrative review procedures). [2003 c.402 §6; 2003 c.402 §6b]
Note: Section 6c, chapter 402, Oregon Laws 2003, provides:
Sec. 6c. The amendments to section 6 of this 2003 Act [809.417 (Suspension for conduct regarding accidents)] by section 6b of this 2003 Act apply to accidents occurring on or after the effective date of this 2003 Act [January 1, 2004]. [2003 c.402 §6c]
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