Rules of the Road for Drivers

ORS 811.740
False accident report

  • penalty


A person commits the offense of giving a false accident report if the person gives information in any report required under ORS 811.725 (Driver failure to report accident to Department of Transportation) or 811.730 (Owner failure to report accident to Department of Transportation), knowing or having reason to believe that such information is false.


The offense described in this section, giving a false accident report, is a Class B misdemeanor. [1983 c.338 §581; 1985 c.393 §38]
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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