2015 ORS 802.040¹
Specification of certain ways of reporting

(1) The Department of Transportation shall specify the minimum contents of a report about, and the means for reporting, accidents that are required to be reported under ORS 810.460 (Officer's accident report), 811.725 (Driver failure to report accident to Department of Transportation), 811.730 (Owner failure to report accident to Department of Transportation) and 811.735 (Failure of vehicle occupant to make accident report to Department of Transportation). The department shall consult with the state police and city and county law enforcement officials before approving means for accident reports required under ORS 810.460 (Officer's accident report). Any means of reporting specified under this subsection shall require sufficiently detailed information to disclose, with reference to a traffic accident, the cause, conditions then existing and the persons and vehicles involved. Upon request, if the department adopts forms as one means of reporting accidents, the department shall make the forms available through police departments, sheriffs’ offices and other suitable agencies or individuals.

(2) The department shall assure that any means specified under subsection (1) of this section for use in accident reports required under ORS 811.725 (Driver failure to report accident to Department of Transportation), 811.730 (Owner failure to report accident to Department of Transportation) and 811.735 (Failure of vehicle occupant to make accident report to Department of Transportation) include a way of making owners aware of the definition of a totaled vehicle and of the owner’s duty under ORS 819.012 (Failure to follow procedures for a totaled vehicle).

(3) The department shall prescribe and provide suitable forms for the administration and enforcement of the financial responsibility requirements under the vehicle code or shall prescribe any other means of accomplishing the same end that the department finds convenient. [1983 c.338 §117; 1985 c.16 §32; 1991 c.820 §12; 1993 c.751 §10; 2005 c.195 §2]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 802—Administrative Provisions, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors802.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.