Salem, OR-Thousands of drivers are on the road today, and in another week there will be several new laws to keep in mind. Beginning January 1 you won’t be able to talk on a hand held cell phone behind the wheel. Drivers have been allowed to make work related calls in the past, but that will go away under the new law. The new law also outlaws driving and texting. You can talk on a hands free device if you’re over 18.