Oregon

GHSA maintains data on state laws surrounding a number of highway safety issues. Below is information regarding laws in the state of Oregon. Please note that GHSA does not compile any additional data on state laws other than what is presented in these pages. For more information, consult the appropriate State Highway Safety Office.

  • Alcohol Impaired Driving

    Penalties

    Increased Penalty for High BAC Administrative License Suspension on First Offense Limited Driving Privileges During Suspension Vehicle and License Plate Sanctions
    .15 90 days After 30 days  

    Ignition Interlocks

    Mandatory for all convictions and diversions

    Other

    Open Container Laws Repeat Offender Laws Alcohol Exclusion Laws Limiting Treatment
    Yes Yes No

     

  • Bicyclists and Pedestrians

    Bicycle helmets required for all riders under 16.

  • Child Passenger Safety

    Child Restraint Required

    Child seat required to 40 lbs or max upper weight limit of seat

    Rear-facing until 1 yr and 20 lbs

    Booster seat for children over 40 lbs but under 8 yrs or under 4'9" tall

    Adult Safety Belt Permissible

    8-15 yrs or over 4'9" tall

    Maximum Fine for 1st Offense

    $110

  • Distracted Driving

    Hand-Held Ban?

    Yes. Primary law.

    All Cell Phone Ban?

    School Bus Drivers

    No

    Novice Drivers

    Drivers under 18. Primary law.

    Text Messaging Ban?

    All drivers. Primary law.

  • Drug Impaired Driving

    DUID Zero Tolerance or Per se Laws for Some Drugs

    • None

    Marijuana-Specific Laws

    • Possession and Use: Decriminalized and legal for recreational and medical use
    • Impaired Driving: None
  • Mature Drivers

    Length of Regular Renewal Cycle

    8 years

    Provisions for Mature Drivers

    50 and over: vision test required

  • Motorcyclists

    Universal helmet law enacted 1988.

  • Seat Belts

    Type of Law

    Primary

    Who Is Covered?

    All riders

    In What Seat?

    All

    Maximum Fine for 1st Offense

    $130

  • Sobriety Checkpoints

    Checkpoints are not conducted. They are illegal under state Constitution.

  • Speed and Red Light Cameras

    Speed Cameras

    Violation/State Law

    Limited

    Permitted Locations/Criteria

    Specified in law (limited to 4 hours/day for each location)

    Citation Issued To/Liability

    Registered owner, or driver if identifiable/Registered owner

    Image Taken

    Photos; digital images

    Penalties (Traditional Penalties)

    • 1-10 MPH over posted limit: $110; $220 in work/school zone or safety corridor; $250 maximum
    • 11-20 MPH over posted limit: $160; $320 in work/school zone or safety corridor; $500 maximum
    • 21-30 MPH over posted limit: $260; $520 in work/school zone or safety corridor; $1,000 maximum
    • 30+ MPH over posted limit: $435 + 30 day license suspension; $870 in work/school zone or safety corridor; $2,000 maximum
    • Speed of 100 MPH or more: $1,150 fine + 30- to 90-day license suspension

    (Same for traditional enforcement)


    Red Light Cameras

    Violation/State Law

    Permitted

    Permitted Locations/Criteria

    Any city within city limits, no other locations are authorized, run by city jurisdiction

    Citation Issued To/Liability

    Registered owner, or driver if identifiable/Registered owner

    Image Taken

    Photos; digital images

    Penalties (Traditional Penalties)

    $260; $520 in work/school zone or safety corridor; $1,000 maximum (same)

  • Speeding and Aggressive Driving

    Rural Interstates

    Cars (MPH) Trucks (MPH)
    65; 70 on specified segments 55; 65 on specified segments

    Urban Interstates

    Cars (MPH) Trucks (MPH)
    55 55

    60 in some sections; can be changed from 55 to 60 for cars

    Other Limited Access Roads

    Cars (MPH) Trucks (MPH)
    55 55
  • Teen and Novice Drivers

    Full Privilege Minimum Age

    17 years

    Learner Stage

    Minimum Age (Years/Months)

    Minimum Duration (Months)

    Required Supervised Driving Hours (Night Hours)

    15 6 50; 100 without driver's ed.

    Intermediate Stage

    Minimum Age (Years/Months)

    Nighttime Driving Restriction

    Passenger Restriction (except family, unless noted)

    16 Midnight - 5 a.m. (exempt if with licensed passenger over 25)

    First 6 months: no passengers under 20

    Second 6 months: No more than 3 passengers under 20

  • Work Zones

    Violations Affected

    Various

    Enhanced Penalties

    Double original fine (few exceptions)

    Workers Must Be Present?

    No

    Signs Must Be Present?

    No