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Portland Bureau of Transportation

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Pedestrians and the Law

Oregon Revised Statutes relating to Pedestrians
  • Chapter 811 -Rules of the Road for Drivers
  • Chapter 801
    • .220 "Crosswalk"
  • Chapter 807 (re: Duties of Drivers to Pedestrians)
    • .070 Examinations 
  • Chapter 811 (re: Duties of Drivers to Pedestrians)
    • .005 Duty to exercise due care
    • .010 Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk; penalty
    • .015 Failure to obey traffic patrol member; penalty
    • .020 Passing stopped vehicle at crosswalk; penalty
    • .025 Failure to yield to pedestrian on sidewalk; penalty
    • .030 Driving through safety zone; penalty
    • .035 Failure to yield to blind pedestrian; penalty
    • .040 Failure to yield to pedestrian proceeding under traffic control devices; penalty
    • .045 Failure to yield to pedestrian when making turn at stop light; penalty
    • .165 Failure to stop for passenger loading of public transit vehicle; penalty
    • .290 Obstructing cross traffic; penalty
    • .360 When vehicle turn permitted at stop light; improper turn at stop light; penalty
    • .490 Improper opening or leaving open of vehicle door; penalty
    • .550 Places where stopping, standing and parking prohibited
  • Chapter 814 (re: Duties of Pedestrians)
    • .010 Appropriate responses to traffic control devices
    • .020 Failure to obey traffic control device; penalty
    • .030 Failure to obey bridge or railroad signal; penalty
    • .040 Failure to yield to vehicle; penalty
    • .050 Failure to yield to ambulance or emergency vehicle; penalty
    • .060 Failure to use pedestrian tunnel or overhead crossing; penalty
    • .070 Improper position upon or improperly proceeding along highway; penalty
  • .200 Pedestrians
  • .210 Must Use Crosswalks
  • .220 Must Cross at Right Angles
  • .230 To Obey Directions of School Traffic Patrol and Crossing Guard
  • .240 Bridge Railings