Rules of the Road for Drivers

ORS 811.808
Exemption from speed limits for funeral escort vehicle

Notwithstanding ORS 811.111 (Violating a speed limit) or 811.295 (Failure to drive on right), while overtaking the funeral procession in order to direct traffic at the next intersection, the funeral escort vehicle may exceed the posted speed limit by 10 miles per hour and may cross the center line of a roadway that is divided into two or more lanes. [1991 c.482 §9; 2003 c.14 §494; 2003 c.819 §10]
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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