ORS 814.416
Improper entry into intersection controlled by flashing red signal; penalty


(1)

A person operating a bicycle who is approaching an intersection where traffic is controlled by a flashing red signal may, without violating ORS 811.265 (Driver failure to obey traffic control device), do any of the following without stopping if the person slows the bicycle to a safe speed:

(a)

Proceed through the intersection.

(b)

Make a right or left turn into a two-way street.

(c)

Make a right or left turn into a one-way street in the direction of traffic upon the one-way street.

(2)

A person commits the offense of improper entry into an intersection where traffic is controlled by a flashing red signal if the person does any of the following while proceeding as described in subsection (1) of this section:

(a)

Fails to yield the right of way to traffic lawfully within the intersection or approaching so close as to constitute an immediate hazard;

(b)

Disobeys the directions of a police officer;

(c)

Fails to exercise care to avoid an accident; or

(d)

Fails to yield the right of way to a pedestrian in an intersection or crosswalk under ORS 811.028 (Failure to stop and remain stopped for pedestrian).

(3)

The offense described in this section, improper entry into an intersection where traffic is controlled by a flashing red signal, is a Class D traffic violation. [2019 c.683 §3]
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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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