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Oregon Ramps Up Anti-Texting/Driving Campaign

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Put an angry-face emoji on people attempting to send and receive text messages while driving.  Warnings are frequent, but the practice still happens. 

Some states even provide special pull-off-the-freeway "text stops" to accommodate the people getting antsy about being out of touch. 

Oregon's answer is something new, the "Drive Healthy" campaign.  It sets up a competition for people to get points for driving safely.  Thomas Fuller at ODOT, the Oregon Department of Transportation, visits with details of the campaign.   
 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.
April Ehrlich is an editor and reporter at Oregon Public Broadcasting. Previously, she was a news host and reporter at Jefferson Public Radio.