Oregon SB 810 Driver Accountability Law Passes and is signed by Gov. Brown
NEW DRIVER ACCOUNTABILITY LAW! Senate Bill 810 was signed into law by Governor Brown.
Effective January 1, 2020, it will be a CRIME for a criminally negligent driver to injure a motorcyclist or their passenger. It also requires careless drivers who injure riders to attend safety school and perform community service including driver training and traffic safety.
I am proud to have written this bill and presented testimony to the Oregon Legislature in support of this bill. Hopefully this will help drivers to look for motorcycles. Christopher Slater, Motorcycle Law
Congratulations to Christopher Slater on this hard-won victory! He has worked hard on this one and is now 2 for 2 putting another notch in his handlebars. Christopher was instrumental in getting HB 2598, the “Driver Responsibility Law” passed in 2017. Christopher has also done awesome work with the Lane Sharing effort these past 3 sessions. Christopher Slater is located in Portland, Oregon and is a personal injury attorney with an expertise in motorcycle accidents.