Traffic Laws

A traffic violation is a violation of a traffic law or laws. They serve to protect the driving public as a whole, and must be obeyed no matter the circumstances. If you are caught disobeying a traffic law, you will be punished accordingly. If it is a minor offense, you will receive a ticket with a fine that is meant to dissuade you from doing so again. If it is a criminal offense, then you could face severe penalties, including jail time.

A traffic violation is a violation of a traffic law or laws. They serve to protect the driving public as a whole, and must be obeyed no matter the circumstances. If you are caught disobeying a traffic law, you will be punished accordingly. If it is a minor offense, you will receive a ticket with a fine that is meant to dissuade you from doing so again. If it is a criminal offense, then you could face severe penalties, including jail time.

  • Reduce speeds to 15 mph, or 20 mph if posted, in a school zone when flashing yellow lights are on.
  • All vehicles must come to a complete stop on both sides of the street when a school bus stops, extends its STOP arm, and/or has red flashing lights on. Drivers may not continue driving until the bus has retracted the STOP arm and the passengers crossed the road safely.
  • Drivers on the opposite side of the road from a stopped school bus unloading children and passengers do not need to stop when it is a four-lane highway, and a median blocks pedestrians from crossing the streets.

If you do not have to appear in court, you can pay your ticket via online ticket payment. If your ticket states that you must appear in court, please visit the Oregon court system's web site.