ORS 811.305
Driving on left on curve or grade or at intersection or rail crossing
  • exceptions
  • penalty


(1)

A person commits the offense of driving on the left on a curve or grade or at an intersection or rail crossing if the person is operating a vehicle upon any two-way roadway where traffic is permitted to move in both directions simultaneously and the person drives on the left side of the center of the roadway:

(a)

Upon any part of a grade or upon a curve in the roadway where the driver’s view is obstructed for such a distance as to create a hazard in the event another vehicle might approach from the opposite direction;

(b)

When approaching an intersection or railroad grade crossing where the driver’s view is obstructed for such a distance as to create a hazard in the event another vehicle might approach from the opposite direction; or

(c)

At any intersection or railroad grade crossing.

(2)

This section does not prohibit a person from driving on the left side of the center of a roadway under the following circumstances:

(a)

When the right half of the roadway is obstructed or closed to traffic while under construction or repair; or

(b)

When a driver makes a lawful left turn.

(3)

The offense described in this section, driving on the left on a curve or grade or at an intersection or rail crossing, is a Class B traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §617]

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May. 15, 2020