The Creswell Chronicle -

By Richad Heyman
Through the Eyes of the Colonel 

Through the Eyes of the Colonel: New law goes into effect July 1 regarding driving and texting

 

June 28, 2018

There's a new updated law effective July 1 this year. In just a few days the law governing the use of cell phones and other electronic devices while driving, will result in pretty stiff fines.

The basic requirement listed: IT IS ILLEGAL TO DRIVE WHILE HOLDING OR USING A MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE (e.g. CELL PHONE, TABLET, GPS, AND LAPTOP). Fines resulting listed are: First offense, not contributing to a crash: Class B violation, Fine up to $1,000. Second offense, or first offense, if it contributed to a crash: Class A violation, Fine up to $2,500. Third offense in 10 years: Class B misdemea...



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