Rules of the Road for Drivers

ORS 811.280
Failure of driver entering roadway to yield right of way

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A person commits the offense of failure of a driver entering a roadway to yield the right of way if the person:


Is operating a vehicle that is about to enter or cross a roadway from any private road, driveway, alley or place other than another roadway; and


Does not yield the right of way to any vehicle approaching on the roadway to be entered or crossed so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard.


This section does not apply where the movement of traffic is otherwise directed by a traffic control device or a driver of a funeral escort vehicle.


The offense described in this section, failure of driver entering roadway to yield right of way, is a Class B traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §612; 1991 c.482 §14; 1995 c.383 §54]

See annotations under ORS 483.206 in permanent edition.

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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