What speed is considered reckless driving in Oregon?

I want to visit Crater Lake this fall, but I don’t have all that much time. I thought about going a bit faster through most of the state, but I’m worried about reckless driving. Is there a certain speed that’s considered reckless driving in Oregon?

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Answer provided by
Eric Schad
Answered on Apr 12, 2022
Everyone should experience Crater Lake in their lifetime—it’s truly majestic! But drive cautiously on your way.
While no set speed is considered reckless driving in Oregon, it has some of the strictest penalties of any state if you’re convicted.
Oregon defines reckless driving as operating a vehicle upon a highway or other premises in a manner that endangers the safety of persons or property. Whether you are charged is up to the judgment of the officer who pulls you over, but penalties include:
  • Up to one year in jail
  • Fines of up to $6,250
  • Automatic 90-day license suspension
  • Up to five years of supervision or probation
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