Does Oregon Need a Vehicular Homicide Law?

Yesterday’s O reports that the motorists involved in two incidents that resulted in the deaths of three cyclists will NOT face criminal charges.

In Oregon, killing someone through negligent operation of your car is not a crime. Unlike the wildly progressive State of Idaho, Oregon does not have a Vehicular Homicide statute.

A job for the next session of the Legislature?

Can we have safe roads if we don’t hold vehicle operators responsible for their actions? [Yes, this should include cyclists who harm pedestrians or other cyclists.]

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