Rules of the Road for Drivers

ORS 811.550
Places where stopping, standing and parking prohibited


This section establishes places where stopping, standing and parking a vehicle are prohibited for purposes of the penalties under ORS 811.555 (Illegal stopping, standing or parking). Except as provided under an exemption in ORS 811.560 (Exemptions from prohibitions on stopping, standing or parking), a person is in violation of ORS 811.555 (Illegal stopping, standing or parking) if a person parks, stops or leaves standing a vehicle in any of the following places:

(1)

Upon a roadway outside a business district or residence district, whether attended or unattended, when it is practicable to stop, park or leave the vehicle standing off the roadway. Exemptions under ORS 811.560 (Exemptions from prohibitions on stopping, standing or parking) (1), (7), (9), (11) and (12) are applicable to this subsection.

(2)

On a shoulder, whether attended or unattended, unless a clear and unobstructed width of the roadway opposite the standing vehicle is left for the passage of other vehicles and the standing vehicle is visible from a distance of 200 feet in each direction upon the roadway or the person, at least 200 feet in each direction upon the roadway, warns approaching motorists of the standing vehicle by use of flaggers, flags, signs or other signals. Exemptions under ORS 811.560 (Exemptions from prohibitions on stopping, standing or parking) (9), (11) and (12) are applicable to this subsection.

(3)

On the roadway side of a vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a highway. Exemptions under ORS 811.560 (Exemptions from prohibitions on stopping, standing or parking) (7), (11) and (12) are applicable to this subsection.

(4)

On a sidewalk. Exemptions under ORS 811.560 (Exemptions from prohibitions on stopping, standing or parking) (4) to (7), (11) and (12) are applicable to this subsection.

(5)

Within an intersection. Exemptions under ORS 811.560 (Exemptions from prohibitions on stopping, standing or parking) (4) to (7), (11) and (12) are applicable to this subsection.

(6)

On a crosswalk. Exemptions under ORS 811.560 (Exemptions from prohibitions on stopping, standing or parking) (4) to (7), (11) and (12) are applicable to this subsection.

(7)

Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within 30 feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless a different length is indicated by signs and markings. For purposes of this subsection the safety zone must be an area or space officially set apart within a roadway for the exclusive use of pedestrians and which is protected or is so marked or indicated by adequate signs as to be plainly visible at all times while set apart as a safety zone. Exemptions under ORS 811.560 (Exemptions from prohibitions on stopping, standing or parking) (4) to (7), (11) and (12) are applicable to this subsection.

(8)

Alongside or opposite a street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic. Exemptions under ORS 811.560 (Exemptions from prohibitions on stopping, standing or parking) (4) to (7), (11) and (12) are applicable to this subsection.

(9)

Upon a bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway. Exemptions under ORS 811.560 (Exemptions from prohibitions on stopping, standing or parking) (4) to (8), (11) and (12) are applicable to this subsection.

(10)

Within a highway tunnel. Exemptions under ORS 811.560 (Exemptions from prohibitions on stopping, standing or parking) (4) to (7), (11) and (12) are applicable to this subsection.

(11)

On any railroad or rail fixed guideway public transportation system tracks or within seven and one-half feet of the nearest rail at a time when the parking of vehicles would conflict with operations or repair of the tracks. Exemptions under ORS 811.560 (Exemptions from prohibitions on stopping, standing or parking) (4) to (7), (11) and (12) are applicable to this subsection.

(12)

On a throughway. Exemptions under ORS 811.560 (Exemptions from prohibitions on stopping, standing or parking) (4) to (7), (11) and (12) are applicable to this subsection.

(13)

In the area between roadways of a divided highway, including crossovers. Exemptions under ORS 811.560 (Exemptions from prohibitions on stopping, standing or parking) (4) to (7), (11) and (12) are applicable to this subsection.

(14)

At any place where traffic control devices prohibit stopping. Exemptions under ORS 811.560 (Exemptions from prohibitions on stopping, standing or parking) (4) to (7), (11) and (12) are applicable to this subsection.

(15)

In front of a public or private driveway. Exemptions under ORS 811.560 (Exemptions from prohibitions on stopping, standing or parking) (2), (4) to (7), (11) and (12) are applicable to this subsection.

(16)

Within 10 feet of a fire hydrant. Exemptions under ORS 811.560 (Exemptions from prohibitions on stopping, standing or parking) (2), (4) to (7), (11) and (12) are applicable to this subsection.

(17)

Within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection. Exemptions under ORS 811.560 (Exemptions from prohibitions on stopping, standing or parking) (2), (4) to (7), (11) and (12) are applicable to this subsection.

(18)

Within 50 feet upon the approach to an official flashing signal, stop sign, yield sign or traffic control device located at the side of the roadway if the standing or parking of a vehicle will obstruct the view of any traffic control device located at the side of the roadway. Exemptions under ORS 811.560 (Exemptions from prohibitions on stopping, standing or parking) (2), (4) to (7), (11) and (12) are applicable to this subsection.

(19)

Within 15 feet of the driveway entrance to a fire station and on the side of a street opposite the entrance to a fire station, within 75 feet of the entrance. Exemptions under ORS 811.560 (Exemptions from prohibitions on stopping, standing or parking) (2), (4) to (7), (11) and (12) are applicable to this subsection.

(20)

At any place where traffic control devices prohibit standing. Exemptions under ORS 811.560 (Exemptions from prohibitions on stopping, standing or parking) (2), (4) to (7), (11) and (12) are applicable to this subsection.

(21)

Within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad or rail fixed guideway public transportation system crossing. Exemptions under ORS 811.560 (Exemptions from prohibitions on stopping, standing or parking) (3) to (7), (11) and (12) are applicable to this subsection.

(22)

At any place where traffic control devices prohibit parking. Exemptions under ORS 811.560 (Exemptions from prohibitions on stopping, standing or parking) (3) to (7), (11) and (12) are applicable to this subsection.

(23)

On a bicycle lane. Exemptions under ORS 811.560 (Exemptions from prohibitions on stopping, standing or parking) are applicable to this subsection.

(24)

On a bicycle path. Exemptions under ORS 811.560 (Exemptions from prohibitions on stopping, standing or parking) are applicable to this subsection. [1983 c.338 §669; 1985 c.21 §1; 1985 c.334 §1; 1989 c.433 §2; 1997 c.249 §234; 2001 c.522 §9; 2017 c.46 §10; 2019 c.232 §2]

Notes of Decisions

Trial court's instruction that it was statutory negligence for driver to stop in intersection to allow pedestrian to cross street in crosswalk unless pedestrian is so close to center of street as to constitute hazard was correct. Miller v. Miller, 106 Or App 434, 808 P2d 105 (1991), Sup Ct review denied

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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