The following information is updated periodically. However, laws and regulations can change between updates. State statutes and local ordinances are the ultimate authorities for these issues.
Points of Interest
Rural Interstates: Cars 65, Trucks 55
Urban Interstates: Cars 55, Trucks 55
Other Limited Access Roads: Cars 55, Trucks 55
These speed limits apply unless a different limit is posted.
Speed limits are absolute--exceeding the speed limit is illegal per se (regardless of whether it was safe under the specific conditions).
Speed Limit Enforcement Techniques
Enforced through use of:
Automated Speed Enforcement: Yes
Ticket Payment Methods
Consult your ticket or clerk of courts
Trial By Declaration Allowed
Yes. (Search Oregon Statutes 153.08)
Jury Trial Allowed
Member of Nonresident Compact
Member of Driver License Compact
When and Where to File Accident Reports
Accidents involving death, personal injury, or property damage exceeding $1500 must be reported immediately to the local authorities or to the Motor Vehicle Division, 1905 Lana Ave. NE, Salem, OR 97314.
Resident Insurance Requirements
Liability insurance is required (although some states allow posting a cash bond or such as an alternative)
Minimum Coverage Required:
Injury to one person: $25,000
All injuries: $50,000
Property Damage: $10,000
PIP coverage is required, which covers medical, rehabilitation, and work loss expenses of the insured and those injured while riding in the insured’s vehicle, up to a limit of $15,000 per person, without regard to fault.
Novice Drivers: All cell phone use prohibited for ages under 18, using primary enforcement
School Bus Drivers: No special restrictions
All Drivers: Hand-held cell phone use, including text-messaging, prohibited, using primary enforcement
Telephone: 503/945-5000 (Department of Motor Vehicles) or http://www.osbar.org/public/legalinfo/traffic.html (Oregon State Bar, Traffic Law)
Emergency Cellular Phone Number: 911
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This page was last updated: August 2010