(1) A person commits the offense of violating a speed limit if the person:
(a) Drives a vehicle on an interstate highway at a speed greater than 65 miles per hour or, if a different speed is posted under ORS 810.180 (3), at a speed greater than the posted speed.
(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of this subsection, drives any of the following vehicles at a speed greater than 55 miles per hour on any highway or, if a different speed is posted under ORS 810.180 (3), at a speed greater than the posted speed:
(A) A motor truck with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds or a truck tractor with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 8,000 pounds.
(B) A school bus.
(C) A school activity vehicle.
(D) A worker transport bus.
(E) A bus operated for transporting children to and from church or an activity or function authorized by a church.
(F) Any vehicle used in the transportation of persons for hire by a nonprofit entity as provided in ORS 825.017 (9).
(c) Drives a vehicle or conveyance on any part of the ocean shore in this state at a speed greater than any of the following:
(A) Any designated speed for ocean shores that is established and posted under ORS 810.180.
(B) If no designated speed is posted under ORS 810.180, 25 miles per hour.
(d) Drives a vehicle upon a highway in any city at a speed greater than a speed posted by authority granted under ORS 810.180 or, if no speed is posted, the following:
(A) Fifteen miles per hour when driving on an alley or a narrow residential roadway.
(B) Twenty miles per hour in a business district.
(C) Twenty-five miles per hour in a public park.
(D) Twenty-five miles per hour on a highway in a residence district if the highway is not an arterial highway.
(E) Sixty-five miles per hour on an interstate highway.
(F) Fifty-five miles per hour in locations not otherwise described in this paragraph.
(e) Drives a vehicle in a school zone at a speed greater than 20 miles per hour if the school zone is:
(A) A segment of highway described in ORS 801.462 (1)(a) and:
(i) The school zone has a flashing light used as a traffic control device and operated under ORS 811.106 and the flashing light indicates that children may be arriving at or leaving school; or
(ii) If the school zone does not have a flashing light used as a traffic control device, the person drives in the school zone between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on a day when school is in session.
(B) A crosswalk described in ORS 801.462 (1)(b) and:
(i) A flashing light used as a traffic control device and operated under ORS 811.106 indicates that children may be arriving at or leaving school; or
(ii) Children are present, as described in ORS 811.124.
(2) The offense described in this section, violating a speed limit, is punishable as provided in ORS 811.109. [2003 c.819 §4; 2003 c.819 §4a; 2005 c.573 §1; 2005 c.770 §6; 2007 c.367 §4]Section: Previous 811.065 811.100 811.105 811.106 811.108 811.109 811.110 811.111 811.112 811.115 811.120 811.122 811.123 811.124 811.125 Next
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