Oregon

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.

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AV legislation

Authorized a study on AVs.

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Bike helmets required?

Bicycle helmets required for all riders under 16.

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Motorcycle Helmet Required?

Universal helmet law enacted 1988.

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Length of Regular Renewal Cycle

8 years

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Provisions for Mature Drivers

50 and over: vision test required

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DUID Zero Tolerance or Per se Laws for Some Drugs

None

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Marijuana Possession and Use

Decriminalized and legal for recreational and medical use

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Marijuana Impaired Driving

None

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Rural Interstates: Cars (MPH)

65 (70 on specified segments)

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Rural Interstates: Trucks (MPH)

65

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Urban Interstates: Cars (MPH)

55

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Urban Interstates: Trucks (MPH)

55

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Other Limited Access Roads: Cars (MPH)

65

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Other Limited Access Roads: Trucks (MPH)

65

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Open container laws

Yes

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Repeat Offender Laws

No

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Increased penalty for high BAC

0.15

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Administrative license suspension on first offense

90 days

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Limited driving privileges during suspension

After 30 days

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Ignition Interlocks

Mandatory for all convictions and diversions

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Child Restraint Required

Under 2 yrs in rear-facing child restraint
Child restraint required for 7 or younger and 40 lbs or less
Under 8 yrs, over 40 lbs or under 4'9" tall in booster seat

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Adult Safety Belt Permissible

8-15 yrs or over 4'9" tall

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Full Privilege Minimum Age

17 years

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Learner Stage: Minimum Age (Years/Months)

15

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Learner Stage: Minimum Duration (Months)

6

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Learner Stage: Supervised Driving Hours (Night Hours in Parenthesis)

50; 100 without driver's ed.

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Intermediate Stage: Minimum Age (Years/Months)

16

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Intermediate Stage: Nighttime Driving Restriction

Midnight - 5 a.m.

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Intermediate Stage: Passenger Restrictions (Except Family, Unless Noted)

First 6 months: no passengers under 20
Second 6 months: No more than 3 passengers under 20

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Type of Law

Primary

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Who is Covered?

All riders

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In What Seat?

All

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Hand-Held Ban?

Yes. Primary law.

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All Cell Phone Ban? School Bus Drivers

No

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All Cell Phone Ban? Novice Drivers

Drivers under 18. Primary law.

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Text Messaging Ban?

All drivers. Primary law.

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Speed Cameras: State Law

Permitted by state law

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Speed Cameras: Where Permitted

Specified jurisdictions; no more than 4 hours per day; 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

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Red Light Cameras: State Law

Permitted by state law

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Red Light Cameras: Where Permitted

Statewide

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