Legislature: Hands-free will be the only legal use of cell phone while driving in Oregon

The Senate approved a no cellphone, no navigation, no social media while driving bill Thursday, but the vote was far from a slam dunk.

House Bill 2597 clarifies that anything a driver could think of doing with a cell phone while driving is illegal. If a police officer sees the white glow of the screen illuminating a driver’s face, even if the officer didn’t see the driver talking or fingering the keys, the officer has witnessed a violation.

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