Distracted Driving

There has been lots of talk about the new laws in Oregon and Washington about distracted driving and the use of Ham radio.  In Oregon Amateurs are exempted and can operate a radio while driving if they are over 18 years of age. This does not mean that if you are in violation of another traffic law or get in a wreck while using a radio that you cannot be cited for distracted driving.

 

N7PIR urges amateurs to exercise caution and common sense when using the radio while driving. For more information on the new laws in Oregon please see

 

http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/Safety/Pages/Distracted.aspx