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Md. Lawmakers Ban Hand-Held Phones While Driving
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Maryland State House of Delegates
Maryland lawmakers have approved a ban on hand-held cell phone use while driving.
The House of Delegates voted 125-14 on Friday to pass a measure already approved by the Senate. The legislation now goes to Gov. Martin O'Malley, who plans to sign the bill.
Drivers could only use their hands to turn a phone on and off. They wouldn't be allowed to hold a cell phone during the conversation while driving.
Drivers could be fined $40 for first violations, under the bill, but could only be pulled over if they are committing another offense as well, such as running a stop light.
So, it's a secondary reason to be pulled over, you must be pulled over for another violation before being given a citation...bill=FAIL