ORS 811.292¹
Failure to yield right of way within roundabout
  • exception
  • penalty

(1) A person commits the offense of failure to yield right of way within a roundabout if the person operates a motor vehicle upon a multilane circulatory roadway and:

(a) Overtakes or passes a commercial motor vehicle;

(b) Drives alongside a commercial motor vehicle; or

(c) Does not yield the right of way to a second vehicle lawfully exiting the roundabout from a position ahead and to the left of the person’s vehicle.

(2) This section does not apply if a traffic control device indicates that the operator of a motor vehicle should take other action.

(3) The offense described in this section, failure to yield right of way within a roundabout, is a Class C traffic violation. [2001 c.464 §5; 2011 c.85 §1]

Note: 811.292 (Failure to yield right of way within roundabout) was added to and made a part of the Oregon Vehicle Code by legislative action but was not added to ORS chapter 811 or any series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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)

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