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POL Government Elected Officials Auditor Griffin-Valade Charter, Code & Policies City Code & Charter Online Code & Charter Title 16 Vehicles and Tra Chapter 16.70 Miscellaneous Regulations
16.70.900 Reckless Driving.

(Added by Ordinance No. 173097, effective by February 10, 1999.)

A. A driver of a vehicle commits the crime of reckless driving within the City of Portland if the driver commits two or more of the following violations in a single series of acts in such a way as to endanger the safety of persons or property:

1. Unlawful or unsignaled lane change;

2. Unsafe passing on the left or right;

3. Passing in a no-passing zone;

4. Following too close;

5. Illegal backing;

6. Unlawful stop or deceleration;

7. Failure to signal;

8. Violation of maximum speed limit in an urban area; or

9. Taking other actions that a reasonable driver would know endanger the safety of persons or property in a congested urban driving environment such as the City of Portland.

B. Violation of this law shall constitute a Class A Misdemeanor as prescribed in State law.