Rules of the Road for Drivers

ORS 811.715
Failure to perform duties of witness to accident

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A person commits the offense of failure to perform the duties of a witness to an accident if the person:


Witnesses an accident that results in injury or death to any person or causes damage to a vehicle that is driven or attended by any person; and


Does not furnish to the driver or occupant of such vehicles or injured person, the true name and address of the witness.


The offense described in this section, failure to perform the duties of a witness to an accident, is a Class B traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §575]
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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