ORS 811.060¹
Vehicular assault
  • penalty

(1) For the purposes of this section, “recklessly” has the meaning given that term in ORS 161.085 (Definitions with respect to culpability).

(2) A person commits the offense of vehicular assault if:

(a) The person recklessly operates a vehicle upon a highway in a manner that results in contact between the person’s vehicle and:

(A) A bicycle operated by a person;

(B) A person operating a bicycle;

(C) A motorcycle operated by a person;

(D) A person operating a motorcycle;

(E) A passenger on a motorcycle; or

(F) A pedestrian; and

(b) The contact causes physical injury to the person operating a bicycle, the person operating a motorcycle, the passenger on a motorcycle or the pedestrian.

(3) The offense described in this section, vehicular assault, is a Class A misdemeanor. [2001 c.635 §5; 2017 c.388 §1]

Chapter 811

See also annota­tions under ORS chapter 483 in permanent edi­tion.

Notes of Decisions

Under Former Similar Statute

A party in viola­tion of a motor vehicle statute is neg­li­gent as a matter of law unless he introduces evidence from which the trier of fact could find that he was acting as a reasonably prudent per­son under the circumstances. Barnum v. Williams, 264 Or 71, 504 P2d 122 (1972)

Law Review Cita­tions

Under Former Similar Statute

10 WLJ 207 (1974)

  • BikePortland.org / Jonathon Maus, Dec 18, 2009
    “... For guidance [the judge] looked to ORS 811.060 which states 'bicycle lane’ means that part of a highway, adjacent to the roadway, designated by official signs or markings...' ...”
1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 811—Rules of the Road for Drivers, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors811.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 811, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano811.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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. Currency Information