Rules of the Road for Drivers

ORS 811.108
Relationship between speed limits and basic rule


The speed limits established by ORS 811.111 (Violating a speed limit) do not authorize speeds higher than those required for compliance with the basic speed rule.


The basic speed rule does not authorize speeds higher than those established as speed limits by ORS 811.111 (Violating a speed limit). [1987 c.887 §5; 2003 c.819 §8]
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)


Last accessed
Jun. 26, 2021