Rules of the Road for Drivers

ORS 811.530
Failure to post warnings for disabled vehicle

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A person commits the offense of failure to post warnings for a disabled vehicle if the person is the driver, or other person in charge of a vehicle subject to this section, and the person does not cause the placement of such roadside vehicle warning devices as the Department of Transportation may require under ORS 815.035 (Rules for standards for roadside warning devices) when the vehicle is disabled during limited visibility conditions and cannot immediately be removed from the main traveled portion of a highway outside of a business district or residence district.


This section applies only to the following vehicles:


School buses.


School activity vehicles.


Worker transport buses.


Vehicles used in transportation of persons for hire by a nonprofit entity.


A bus being operated for transporting children to and from religious services or an activity or function authorized by the religious organization.


Commercial buses.


Motor trucks with a registration weight in excess of 8,000 pounds.


Trailers with a registration weight in excess of 8,000 pounds.


Requirements to be equipped with roadside vehicle warning devices are contained in ORS 815.285 (Failure to carry roadside vehicle warning devices).


The offense described in this section, failure to post warnings for a disabled vehicle, is a Class B traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §662; 1985 c.16 §325; 1985 c.420 §11; 1989 c.992 §21; 2015 c.283 §7]


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Mar. 11, 2023