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OSP Reports 1st Month Enforcement Effort for Cell Phone Law Violations
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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During the first month of enforcing Oregon's new cell phone law banning most uses of mobile communication devices while driving a motor vehicle, Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers statewide reported citing 41 drivers and warning over 250 others.
Effective January 1, 2010, with some exceptions, it is unlawful in Oregon for a driver to use a cell phone without using a hands-free accessory while operating a motor vehicle. Violation of the cell phone law is a primary offense, meaning that a police officer may stop a driver solely for observing the violation, is a class D traffic violation with a minimum base fine of $142.
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