Rules of the Road for Drivers

ORS 811.750
Failure of vehicle occupant to make accident report to police officer or law enforcement agency

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(1)

A person commits the offense of failure of a vehicle occupant to make an accident report if:

(a)

The person is an occupant, other than the driver, of a vehicle at a time when the vehicle is involved in an accident required to be reported to a police officer or a law enforcement agency under ORS 811.745 (When accident must be reported to police officer or law enforcement agency);

(b)

The driver of the vehicle is physically incapable of giving notice to a police officer or a law enforcement agency as required under ORS 811.748 (Driver failure to report accident to police officer or law enforcement agency); and

(c)

The occupant does not give notice of the accident immediately to a police officer or a law enforcement agency by the quickest means available.

(2)

Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, a person does not commit the offense of failure of a vehicle occupant to make an accident report if:

(a)

The accident required to be reported under ORS 811.745 (When accident must be reported to police officer or law enforcement agency) results in a serious injury or death; and

(b)

The person gives notice of the accident immediately to the emergency communications system by the quickest means available.

(3)

The offense described in this section, failure of a vehicle occupant to make an accident report, is a Class A traffic violation. [2009 c.490 §5; 2015 c.247 §40]
Note: See note under 811.745 (When accident must be reported to police officer or law enforcement agency).
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