Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Using a Cell phone While Driving? You May Soon be Required to Use a Handsfree Device.

On March 24, 2010, the Senate voted and approved a bill that will require all Maryland drivers to use a handsfree device if they will to use their cell phone while driving. Drivers will only be permitted to use their hands to turn on and off their phone and will not be allowed to hold their phones during a conversation. Violators could receive a citation of $40.00. The bill has not become law as of yet, but based on recent reports it appears that it will pass. The intent of course is to reduce a known distraction that causes automobile accidents.

If you, a family member, or someone you know has been injured as the result of an automobile accident or if you would like more information on car accidents, please contact Portner & Shure for a free consultation.

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