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Maryland Strengthens Distracted Driving Law

The Maryland General Assembly passed a measure to strengthen the state’s distracted driving laws, making talking on a cellphone while driving a primary offense...
April 23, 2013

The Maryland General Assembly passed a measure to strengthen the state’s distracted driving laws, making talking on a cellphone while driving a primary offense. The measure means that law enforcement can pull over drivers for talking on the phone while vehicles are in motion, though drivers talking on phones while at a red light could not be ticketed. The first offense would be punishable by up to a $75 fine, with a second offense tied to a fine up to $125 and a third tied to a $175 fine.

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