Rules of the Road for Drivers

ORS 811.802
Failure to yield right of way to funeral procession

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A person commits the offense of failure to yield the right of way to a funeral procession if the funeral procession is accompanied by a funeral escort vehicle or a funeral lead vehicle and the person does not do the following:


Yield the right of way to the funeral procession.


Stop before entering any intersection and remain stopped until the funeral procession has passed.


Obey any directions given by a driver of a funeral escort vehicle.


Except as otherwise provided in subsection (3) of this section and except for emergency vehicles and police vehicles or at the direction of a police officer, this section applies to pedestrians, bicyclists, motor vehicle drivers and anyone else in the path of a funeral procession.


This section applies only to persons who knew or in the exercise of reasonable care should have known of the presence of a funeral procession.


The offense described in this section, failure to yield the right of way to a funeral procession, is a Class D traffic violation. [1991 c.482 §7; 1995 c.383 §2]
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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