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811.028 Failure to stop and remain stopped for pedestrian
(1) The driver of a vehicle commits the offense of failure to stop and remain stopped for a pedestrian if the driver does not stop and remain stopped for a pedestrian when the pedestrian is:
(a) Proceeding in accordance with a traffic control device as provided under ORS 814.010 (Appropriate responses to traffic control devices) or crossing the roadway in a crosswalk, as defined in ORS 801.220 (“Crosswalk”);

This section of the Oregon code gives pedestrians the right of way over cars at almost every intersection. Despite there being no marks on road, there’s an “implied crosswalk”. When I was looking for an escape route from Rochester, NY this small bit of Oregon law was one of little reasons I wanted to make, and have made, Portland, OR my home.

I started this website with the intent of talking about Portland, its history, and its civic/economic direction. Like so many web projects, it’s suffered from time.

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The driver of a vehicle commits the offense of failure to stop and remain stopped for a pedestrian if the driver does not stop and remain stopped for a pedestrian