Cell phones/mobile communication devices. All drivers aged 18 and over may not use a handheld cell phone or other mobile communication device while driving, including to make calls related to their jobs. Drivers under the age of 18 and drivers with learner's or intermediate licenses are prohibited from using any cell phone or other mobile communication device while driving (OR Rev. Stat. Sec. 811.507).
Texting. This law also prohibits all motorists from texting (receiving or transmitting messages) while driving.
Exceptions. The law does not apply if the call is made to report a medical or other emergency and no one else in the vehicle is capable of summoning help. Emergency personnel, public safety officers, utility workers on assignment, and tow truck operators are exempt from the law.