Thursday, September 30, 2010
This is a reminder that beginning tomorrow, Friday, October 1st, Maryland’s new cell phone law will go into effect. While the laws changed last year this time to make “texting” illegal while driving, this year’s change now makes it illegal to hold and talk on a cell phone while driving. The Communications Traffic Safety Act of 2010 now states:
“Prohibiting a driver of a motor vehicle that is in motion from using the driver's hands to use a handheld telephone except to initiate or terminate a wireless call or to turn on or off the handheld phone; providing that a violation of the Act may be enforced only as a secondary violation; establishing penalties of $40 for a first offense and $100 for a second offense; prohibiting a driver of a school vehicle or a holder of an instructional permit or provisional driver's license from using a handheld phone while driving; etc”.
Remember, NO “texting” or “holding and talking on a cell phone” while driving. This law begins this Friday, October 1, 2010.
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