Maryland State Police are cracking down on distracted driving this month.
Distracted driving is to blame for nearly six out of ten crashes involving teens, which is four times more than originally thought, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Prosecutors say a woman charged with texting while driving has been fined $500 for an accident that killed a motorcyclist.
A measure to increase penalties for distracted driving that cause serious accidents has been passed by the Maryland General Assembly.
The Maryland Senate has passed a measure to increase penalties for distracted driving.
A measure in Maryland would make it a misdemeanor to cause accidents resulting in serious injury or death, if the driver at fault was talking or texting on a cellphone.
Selfies are the hot new trend in distracted driving, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.
Seventeen-year-old Kelsey Raffaele’s last words were over a cellphone to a friend: “I’m going to crash!” The car she was driving had clipped a snow bank and spun into oncoming traffic, where it was T-boned by an SUV.
The General Assembly passed a measure on Monday to make talking on a handheld cellphone while driving a vehicle a primary offense.
The Maryland House of Delegates has passed a measure to strengthen laws against distracted driving.