Friday, March 19, 2010

Status of Ban on Driving and Texting

Last week the Maryland's House of Delegates voted to prohibit reading text messages while driving. Those that violate this proposed ban would be guilty of a misdemeanor and could face fines up to $500.00. Although last year lawmakers voted to prohibit the writing and sending of text messages while driving, the new law would also prevent drivers from reading text messages as well.

Local area's have already begun to tighten up on driving while using hand sets. As a matter of safety, cell phone usage in a motor vehicle should be limited. Conversing while driving takes attention away from the road and the potential hazards that exist. Hands Free devices could very well become a requirement in Maryland and the surrounding states. Currently using a hands free device is a requirement in the District of Columbia.

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1 comment:

  1. Seattle Car Accident LawyerMarch 22, 2010 at 12:18 PM

    Thank you for touching on the growing and dangerous problem of texting and using cell phones while driving. We must all work together to spread awareness and educate individuals, especially the youth on the dangers associated with the action. Please feel free to check out where you can sign a pledge to quit texting while driving.