73 pulled over in Aloha for violating new hands-free driving law

ALOHA, Ore. – Deputies with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office pulled over 73 drivers during a five-hour period in Aloha on Thursday for violating the state’s new distracted driving law.

The traffic stops were part of a “non-traditional traffic enforcement mission,” the sheriff’s office said.

Of the 73 stops, 11 people were cited and 62 were given warnings.

“Deputies focused on educating the public on Oregon’s hands-free law, which prohibits the use of an electronic device both while driving and also stopped in traffic,” the sheriff’s office said in a press release.

The hands-free law went into effect on Oct. 1.

What you need to know about Oregon's new distracted driving cellphone law

In addition to the distracted driving stops, 31 drivers were pulled over for various other violations.

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