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.
Each year more than 3,000 people in the United States are killed in crashes involving a distracted driver. Amanda Kloehr was nearly one of them.
Distracted driving is a growing national problem, and hospital and government leaders in Maryland are turning to shock video to help spread the message.
The designated driver campaign has been pushed to the back burner temporarily by ad agencies in an attempt to bring more attention to distracted driving.