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New bill to ban hand-held phone use while driving

Starting Jan.1, Oregon drivers caught calling or texting will be ticketed

Starting on the first of next year, Oregonians will be a call away from a $90 traffic ticket. After a drawn-out debate regarding the policy, the Senate passed a bill June 23 banning all Oregon motorists from talking or texting on a hand-held mobile phone …