New Law in Maryland..No Texting..No Emailing While Driving! We Need to Get the Word Out!

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New Law in Maryland..No Texting..No Emailing While Driving! We Need to Get the Word Out!

                                                                                                                                                     

              no texting while driving HomeRome 410-530-2400

 

Even if your state has not passed this law...please get this information to everyone but especially to our young drivers!


If you drive in Maryland, its time to put that cellphone down and stop texting. Beginning today, Saturday October 1, 2011, police in Maryland can stop and ticket drivers who use their mobile phones to text, email or read messages while driving.

"The state wanted to tighten up the law and make it clear that when you're driving on Maryland roads they expect you to drive on Maryland roads not reading email or responding to texts," says Lon Anderson of AAA from the Mid-Atlantic, which pushed hard for the change.

Police issued more than 9,000 tickets to drivers for texting, but supporters of the measure felt making the primary offense would better accomplish the goal of getting drivers to stop texting, so state lawmakers okay-ed the switch earlier this year.

The first offense carries a fine of $70 and one point on the individual's driver's license. But if police believe the texting caused an accident, the fine jumps to $110 and three points toward a suspended license.

 

Even if your state has not passed this law...please get the word out to everyone but especially to our young drivers!

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Margaret - This has been a law here in CA for a few years now.  I'm surprised that more states don't.

October 02, 2011 11:18 PM
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Margaret - rules or not it just does not make sense to be texting or reading or anything else that takes your eyes off the road ..... we have similar legislation here in Ontario but you still see many doing it.

October 02, 2011 11:49 PM
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The law that forbids texting while driving has been on the books in California for over a year. Makes too much sense! I read an article in an automotive magazine that showed, by their tests, that texting while driving was worse than DWI (driving while intoxicated…not driving with incontinent…for us older folks). Frightening!

October 03, 2011 04:22 AM
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Donna, We see it all the time.

Christine, You would think.

Kathy, We see it all over.

John, Uh oh. go look at my latest post.Texting For Seniors ...But Not While Driving! 

 

 

October 03, 2011 06:22 AM
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Margaret, I used to be able to text when I had my blackberry - it was easy while driving.  But now I have a Droid and there's no possible way, so I understand the law a bit better.  But we also have the no talking on the phone while driving.  REALLY?  I learned to drive in a stick-shift with no power steering... isn't that driving with one hand?  Stupid law.

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