On Jan. 1, hang up or it'll cost you ... something

On Jan. 1, hang up or it'll cost you ... something

EUGENE, Ore. -- Question: How much will getting caught talking on a cell phone without a hands-free device cost you?

Answer: Depends on who you ask.

Oregon State Police and the Gov. Ted Kulongoski's office told KVAL News drivers face a fine of $142 if they are caught using a cell phone without a hands-free device after Jan. 1, 2010.

OSP said a Fact Sheet distributed by the state transportation department in December indicating a $90 fee was in error.

Of course, if you get caught in Eugene, you might pay less. A Eugene police spokeswoman said the municipal court set a fine of $115.

Your best bet: Hang up and drive.