2017 ORS 811.710¹
Failure to perform duties of driver when animal is injured
  • penalty

This section is amended
Effective January 1, 2019
Relating to vehicles; creating new provisions; and amending ORS 137.751, 801.026, 807.072, 807.252, 810.415, 811.230, 811.235, 811.483, 811.700, 811.705, 811.707 and 811.710.

(1) A person commits the offense of failure to perform the duties of a driver when an animal is injured if the person knowingly strikes and injures a domestic animal and the person does not do all of the following:

(a) Stop at once.

(b) Make a reasonable effort to determine the nature of the animal’s injuries.

(c) Give reasonable attention to the animal.

(d) Immediately report the injury to the animal’s owner.

(e) If unable to contact the owner of the animal, notify a police officer.

(2) The requirements under this section for a driver to stop and attend an injured animal depend on the traffic hazards then existing.

(3) The offense described in this section, failure to perform the duties of a driver when an animal is injured, is a Class B traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §574]

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 (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 811, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano811.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.