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A reminder from ODOT regarding distracted driving

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Offenses under the state's distracted driving law will begin counting toward elevated sanctions July 1. Here's how penalties can add up:
•First offense, not contributing to a crash: Class B violation, with a fine up to $1,000.
•Second offense, or first offense, if it contributed to a crash: Class A violation, with a fine up to $2,500.
•Third offense in ten years: Class B misdemeanor, with a fine up to $2,500 and potential for six months in jail.
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