Rules of the Road for Drivers

ORS 811.450
Violation of posted truck routes

  • defense
  • penalty


A person commits the offense of violation of posted truck routes if appropriate signs designating truck routes are posted and the person does not operate a vehicle in compliance with the posted requirements.


Authority to establish and change truck routes for purposes of this section is established in ORS 810.040 (Designation of truck routes).


It is a defense to a charge of violation of this section if the person so charged can establish that the person could not reach the person’s destination without traveling upon the street, road or highway prohibited under the posted requirements.


The offense described in this section, violation of posted truck routes, is a Class B traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §647; 1985 c.393 §39; 1995 c.383 §70]

Notes of Decisions

Defendant, who continued to drive two to three blocks after being signaled to stop by police officer and parked in defendant's own driveway, fled from police officer. This section does not require evasive driving. State v. George, 263 Or App 642, 330 P3d 1239 (2014)

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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