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New rules for a new year

By: Jennifer Hughes | News reporter

Law limits cell phone use while driving, imposes fines to diminish driver distraction

On Jan. 1, Eugene police officers issued several warnings to Oregon residents for an offense that had been legal the previous day: talking on a cell phone while driving. Congress passed House Bill 2377 on April 23, and the law went into effect Friday. The…