Rules of the Road for Drivers

ORS 811.017
Failure to yield to traffic patrol member

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The driver of a vehicle commits the offense of failure to yield to a traffic patrol member if the driver fails to stop and yield the right of way to a traffic patrol member who:


Has entered a crosswalk for the purpose of directing students who have entered or are about to enter the crosswalk; and


Is carrying a flag or wearing something that identifies the person as a traffic patrol member.


For purposes of this section, “traffic patrol” has the meaning given that term in ORS 339.650 (“Traffic patrol” defined for ORS 339.650 to 339.665).


The offense described in this section, failure to yield to a traffic patrol member, is a Class A traffic violation. [2003 c.557 §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