Cell Phone Use/Texting While Driving Handbook Statement: Oregon
As set forth in the National Handbook, the Company prohibits employees from using cellular phones for business reasons while driving, for any reason while driving for work-related purposes and while driving a company-owned vehicle. Employees should also be aware that using a mobile electronic communication device without a hands-free accessory, including for texting, voice communication, e-mail or navigation, while driving a motor vehicle is a violation of Oregon law, in addition to being a violation of company policy. It is also a violation of Oregon law to hold a mobile electronic device in one's hand while driving.
Oregon law provides that drivers who are over the age of 18 may use a hands-free accessory to conduct cell phone communications. For the safety of employees and the safety of others, the Company strongly suggests that