Cell Phone Laws

Oregon allows drivers aged 18 or older to talk on their cell phones while driving; however no driver in Oregon may use their cellphone to send or read text messages while their car is operational. School bus drivers, learners permit holders, or provisional licensed drivers who are under the age of 18 are not allowed to use a cellphone for any purpose while driving a motor vehicle. A driver under 18 is prohibited from using any cell phone except under extenuating circumstances.

Exceptions to the Oregon Cellphone Law

Though any driver under the age of 18 is prohibited from using a cell phone while driving, they may do so under special circumstances. If one needs to use their cellphone to call an emergency service, such as an ambulance, fire department, police, or any other situation that calls for emergency personnel.