Rules of the Road for Drivers

ORS 811.350
Dangerous left turn

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A person commits the offense of making a dangerous left turn if the person:


Is operating a vehicle;


Intends to turn the vehicle to the left within an intersection or into an alley, private road, driveway or place from a highway; and


Does not yield the right of way to a vehicle approaching from the opposite direction that is within the intersection or so close as to constitute an immediate hazard.


The offense described in this section, dangerous left turn, is a Class B traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §626; 1985 c.16 §313]

See annotations under ORS 483.202 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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