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.
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.