Rules of the Road for Drivers

ORS 811.015
Failure to obey traffic patrol member

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The driver of a vehicle commits the offense of failure to obey a traffic patrol member if:


A traffic patrol member makes a cautionary sign or signal to indicate that students have entered or are about to enter the crosswalk under the traffic patrol member’s direction; and


The driver does not stop and remain stopped for students who are in or entering the crosswalk from either direction on the street on which the driver is operating.


Traffic patrol members described in this section are those provided under ORS 339.650 (“Traffic patrol” defined for ORS 339.650 to 339.665) to 339.665 (Intergovernmental cooperation and assistance in connection with traffic patrols).


The offense described in this section, failure to obey a traffic patrol member, is a Class A traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §545; 1995 c.383 §12; 2003 c.278 §2]
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)


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Jun. 26, 2021