OAR 741-115-0040
Special Requirements for Traffic Signal Preemption Control


Each public authority with responsibility for maintaining a vehicle traffic signal system interconnected with active protective devices at an adjacent grade crossing shall:


Install the notice, provided by the Department, in the traffic signal cabinet.


Install a “DO NOT STOP ON TRACKS” (R8-8) sign (see Figure 2) capable of holding three flags.


When the railroad preemption feature fails and cannot be repaired within 30 minutes, install flags on the “DO NOT STOP ON TRACKS” (R8-8) signs (see Figure 2) and/or provide manual flag protection alerting motorists of the potential hazard.


Remove the flags required in subsection (c) of this section upon completion of repairs to the railroad preemption feature.


Upon notification of failure of the railroad preemption feature at a crossing equipped with an interconnected vehicle traffic signal system, the railroad shall immediately issue appropriate instructions to all train and switch crews operating over the crossing to be alert for trapped vehicles when approaching the crossing.


The appropriate public authority will provide the Department with a report within 15 days of any signal interconnection malfunction reported to the railroad dispatcher.
[ED. NOTE: Figures referenced are available from the agency.]

Source: Rule 741-115-0040 — Special Requirements for Traffic Signal Preemption Control, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=741-115-0040.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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