2015 ORS 811.717¹
Failure to remove motor vehicle from roadway
  • penalty

(1) The driver of a motor vehicle commits the offense of failure to remove a motor vehicle from the roadway if, after an accident:

(a) A person has not suffered any apparent personal injury as a result of the accident;

(b) The motor vehicle is operable and does not require towing;

(c) It is safe to drive the motor vehicle to a location off of the roadway as close to the accident scene as possible; and

(d) The driver does not move the motor vehicle to a location off of the roadway as close to the accident scene as possible.

(2) The offense described in this section, failure to remove a motor vehicle from the roadway, is a Class C traffic violation. [2007 c.664 §4; 2008 c.10 §3]

Note: 811.717 (Failure to remove motor vehicle from roadway) 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 (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 811, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano811.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.