Rules of the Road for Drivers

ORS 811.155
Failure to stop for bus safety lights

  • exemptions
  • penalty


A driver commits the offense of failure to stop for bus safety lights if the driver meets or overtakes from either direction any vehicle that is stopped on a roadway and that is operating red bus safety lights described under ORS 816.260 (Bus safety lights) and the driver does not:


Stop before reaching the vehicle; and


Remain standing until the bus safety lights are no longer operating.


The following apply to the offense described in this section:


The offense described in this section does not apply if the vehicle operating the bus safety lights is not permitted under ORS 816.350 (Prohibitions on number and kind of lights for certain vehicles) and 816.360 (Use of prohibited lighting equipment) to operate red bus safety lights.


A driver need not comply with this section if the vehicle operating red bus safety lights is stopped on a different roadway.


The offense described in this section, failure to stop for bus safety lights, is a Class A traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §583; 1985 c.16 §290]
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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