GHSA maintains data on state laws surrounding a number of highway safety issues. Below is information regarding laws in the state of Oregon. For more information, consult the State Highway Safety Office.

  • Alcohol Impaired Driving


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

    Ignition Interlocks

    Mandatory for all convictions and diversions


    Open Container Laws Repeat Offender Laws
    Yes No


  • Bicyclists and Pedestrians

    Bicycle helmets required for all riders under 16.

  • Child Passenger Safety

    Child Restraint Required

    Under 2 yrs in a rear-facing child restraint 

    Properly used child restraint (harness) required until child weight 40 lbs. 

    Booster required until the child is 8 years old AND the adult seatbelt fits correctly OR the child is 4’9” tall

    Adult Safety Belt Permissible

    8-15 yrs or over 4'9" tall

  • Distracted Driving

    Hand-Held Ban?

    Yes. Primary law.

    All Cell Phone Ban?

    School Bus Drivers


    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


    Who Is Covered?

    All riders

    In What Seat?


  • Speed and Red Light Cameras

    Speed Cameras

    State Law

    Permitted by state law

    Where Permitted

    Statewide (effective January 1, 2024); not on controlled access highways; must be operated by uniformed police officer out of marked police vehicle; only permitted in construction zones when workers are present

    Red Light Cameras

    State Law

    Permitted by state law

    Where Permitted


  • Speeding and Aggressive Driving

    Rural Interstates

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

    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)
    65 65
  • 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.

    First 6 months: no passengers under 20

    Second 6 months: No more than 3 passengers under 20