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So, rather than just speak into a headset in compliance with a new law (which other states have similarly adapted as a safe alternative to handheld devices), you suggest either a special permit ($) or a cell phone tax ($)? I don't think that people who use hands-free cell phone devices would be too thrilled about paying a tax to support people unwilling to go with the flow.
Adding another 100 pages to the Oregon DMV Code of Regulations Book for a section on "Handheld Cell Phone Device Permits" and developing a "quiz" for dissenters of the proposed law don't sound like realistic endeavors. There might be other unintended consequences: Would the addition to the DMV protocol tend to change the DMV employee customer service speed from molasses-in-the-winter-time-slow to completely inert?
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