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News Release
Cellular phone use while driving
Cellular phone use while driving
June Special Enforcement (Distracted Driving) (Photo) - 06/10/19

Distracted Driving Special Enforcement

 

Driving while using mobile electronic devices is one of the most common traffic complaints received from our public.  Utilizing grant money, the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety will be conducting special traffic enforcement in the month of June to deter those driving while using their cell phones or mobile electronic device (ORS 811.507).

A mobile electronic device includes but is not limited to a device used for text messaging, voice communication, entertainment, navigation, accessing the internet or producing e-mail.  The use of the device means holding it in your hand or using the device for any reason. 

To use a mobile device while in your vehicle, you must be stopped in a location where you can safely remain stationary or if you are pulled over on the side of or off a roadway.  Being stopped at a red light, stop sign or while being temporarily stationary does not constitute a time where the device can be used.  The devices may be used in conjunction with a “hands free” device which gives the driver the ability to keep both hands on the wheel.

A citation for the 1st offense of Distracted Driving has a fine of $265.00.  Further citations may increase the fine up to $2,000 and be deemed a Class B misdemeanor crime.

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