Rules of the Road for Drivers

ORS 811.717
Failure to remove motor vehicle from roadway

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(1)

The driver of a motor vehicle commits the offense of failure to remove a motor vehicle from the roadway if, after an accident:

(a)

A person has not suffered any apparent personal injury as a result of the accident;

(b)

The motor vehicle is operable and does not require towing;

(c)

It is safe to drive the motor vehicle to a location off of the roadway as close to the accident scene as possible; and

(d)

The driver does not move the motor vehicle to a location off of the roadway as close to the accident scene as possible.

(2)

The offense described in this section, failure to remove a motor vehicle from the roadway, is a Class C traffic violation. [2007 c.664 §4; 2008 c.10 §3]
Note: 811.717 (Failure to remove motor vehicle from roadway) was added to and made a part of the Oregon Vehicle Code by legislative action but was not added to ORS chapter 811 or any series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
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)


Source

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Jun. 26, 2021