A month after a state-wide ban on using cellphones while driving went into effect, the Oregon State Police have released the number of people cited or issued warnings for violating it.
Since Jan. 1, drivers, with some exceptions, have been prohibited from using a mobile communications device while driving without a hands-free accessory.
So far, Oregon State Police have issued 41 citations and warnings to 250 others.
Violating the ban is a primary offense, meaning officers can pull over drivers just for talking on their phones. If cited, drivers face a base fine of $142.