ORS 814.050
Failure to yield to ambulance or emergency vehicle

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A pedestrian commits the offense of pedestrian failure to yield to an ambulance or emergency vehicle if the pedestrian does not yield the right of way to:


An ambulance used in an emergency situation; or


An emergency vehicle or an ambulance upon the approach of the vehicle using a visual signal or audible signal or both according to requirements under ORS 820.300 (Exemptions from traffic laws) or 820.320 (Illegal operation of emergency vehicle or ambulance).


This section does not relieve the driver of an ambulance or emergency vehicle from the duty to:


Drive with due regard for the safety of all persons using the highway; and


Exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian.


The offense described in this section, pedestrian failure to yield to an ambulance or emergency vehicle, is a Class D traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §556; 1995 c.209 §4; 1995 c.383 §85]
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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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Jun. 26, 2021