Rules of the Road for Drivers

ORS 811.055
Failure to yield to bicyclist on sidewalk

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(1)

The driver of a motor vehicle commits the offense of failure to yield the right of way to a bicyclist on a sidewalk if the driver does not yield the right of way to any bicyclist on a sidewalk.

(2)

The driver of a motor vehicle is not in violation of this section when a bicyclist is operating in violation of ORS 814.410 (Unsafe operation of bicycle on sidewalk). Nothing in this subsection relieves the driver of a motor vehicle from the duty to exercise due care.

(3)

The offense described in this section, failure to yield the right of way to a bicyclist on a sidewalk, is a Class B traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §702; 1985 c.16 §340; 1995 c.383 §44]
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)


Source

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Jun. 26, 2021