Rules of the Road for Drivers

ORS 811.292
Failure to yield right of way within roundabout

  • exception
  • penalty


A person commits the offense of failure to yield right of way within a roundabout if the person operates a motor vehicle upon a multilane circulatory roadway and:


Overtakes or passes a commercial motor vehicle;


Drives alongside a commercial motor vehicle; or


Does not yield the right of way to a second vehicle lawfully exiting the roundabout from a position ahead and to the left of the person’s vehicle.


This section does not apply if a traffic control device indicates that the operator of a motor vehicle should take other action.


The offense described in this section, failure to yield right of way within a roundabout, is a Class C traffic violation. [2001 c.464 §5; 2011 c.85 §1]
Note: 811.292 (Failure to yield right of way within roundabout) was added to and made a part of the Oregon Vehicle Code by legislative action but was not added to ORS chapter 811 or any series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
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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