ORS 830.315¹
Reckless operation
  • speed

(1) A person commits the crime of reckless operation of a boat who operates a boat carelessly and heedlessly in willful or wanton disregard of the rights, safety or property of others.

(2) No person shall operate any boat at a rate of speed greater than will permit that person in the exercise of reasonable care to bring the boat to a stop within the assured clear distance ahead.

(3) Nothing in ORS 830.005 (Definitions), 830.015 (Application of ORS 830.005, 830.015 to 830.050, 830.175, 830.210 to 830.420 and 830.475 to 830.490) to 830.050 (Reporting lost boat), 830.175 (Regulations for specific areas), 830.210 (Operating improperly equipped boat prohibited) to 830.420 (Minimum equipment requirements for rental or charter boats) and 830.475 (Duties of operators and witnesses at accidents) to 830.490 (Confidential nature of report) is intended to prevent the operator of a boat actually competing in an event which is authorized as provided in ORS 830.375 (Authorization required to hold marine event) from attempting to attain high speeds on a marked racing course. [Formerly 488.100]

Chapter 830

See also annota­tions under ORS chapter 488 in permanent edi­tion.

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Public right to use artificial lake created for recrea­tion on a nonnavigable stream on privately owned land, (1972) Vol 35, p 1202

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 830—Small Watercraft, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors830.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 830, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­830ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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